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22 May 2024

Banker keeps job after web gaffe


An Australian banker caught viewing risqué photos of a top model on live TV can keep his job, the bank said, after the beauty backed an internet campaign to support him.

Macquarie Bank said it had decided not to sack broker David Kiely following an internal review, in which he was shown clicking on semi-naked pictures of Miranda Kerr in the background of a news story. "He will remain an employee of Macquarie," the bank said. "Macquarie and the employee apologise for any offence caused."

Kerr, a Victoria's Secret model, had earlier said she would happily sign a petition urging Macquarie not to fire Kiely, who was apparently unaware that a colleague behind him was doing a live interest rates interview when he opened the images.

Video of the gaffe generated thousands of hits on YouTube and inspired several Facebook pages supporting the banker.


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