Jeff Dubay, Sean Barnard waging social media war on each other
Barnard (left): "Everyone told me to defend myself, so I am. Jeff went back on social today and blasted me. Enough is enough."
After his podcast was abruptly dropped by the Tom Barnard Network last week, Jeff Dubay took to Facebook and broadsided Sean Barnard, Tom's nephew and GM of the network, calling him "a genuinely bad person with no sense of ethics or professionalism whatsoever who let's his alcoholism dictate how he conducts business."
Here's the Facebook rant Jeff Dubay deleted after he was abruptly fired by Tom Barnard
Dubay then went off the social media grid for a few days by deleting both his Twitter and Facebook. But yesterday, he reactivated his Facebook long enough yesterday to take new shots at Barnard.
Here's what Dubay posted:
That prompted Barnard to go on the offensive:
@VikesRealist I've really tried to be nice and not expose Jeff, but it might be time to let everyone know what tool he is.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@jeffdubay 1. Jeff never worked for us. He owned his own show and was never an employee. He was just on our network.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
2. @jeffdubay I put $1,000 of my own money in to Jeff's show because he's broke. I also drove him 10 times work-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@jeffdbubay I spent over 50 hours doing work for his show for free and gave him extra money from my wallet because he had $2.00 to his name.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
Dubay, for what it's worth, confirmed that he is in fact broke:
But Barnard didn't leave it at that.
(For more, click to page two.)
More from Barnard:
@Jeffdubay Jeff wanted to take a personal day because he messed up his posting of the show and I was told his girlfriend dumped him.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@jeffdubay texted me three times that he wasn't cut out for podcasting before we parted ways. Three times!-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@jeffdubay Our attorney asked Jeff to take a legitimate drug test and Jeff refused and went on a screaming rampage on the phone.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@jeffdubay Three hours after we parted ways Jeff got a Walgreens drug test and wanted me to go to his apartment to watch him take it. No.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
@mj662 We have a no drama policy He caused major drama by taking a day off randomly, sending a rude text to his co-worker and firing her.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
Barnard's comment about Dubay "sending a rude text to his co-worker and firing her" pertains to the way he allegedly treated his podcast cohost, Dianne Murphy.
Here's what Murphy had to say about that last week:
I've been asked repeatedly what happened with the Dubay debacle. What I will say is that I was fired by Jeff on Wed morning via text (cont)-- Di (@DiMurphyMN) March 20, 2014
I had been trying to help and apparently he took exception. He told me that I sucked on his podcast and that I was fired. I'll say (cont)-- Di (@DiMurphyMN) March 20, 2014
did this to make money. I did it because I have a passion for it and it makes me happy. I'm very sad that this has ended, especially (cont-- Di (@DiMurphyMN) March 20, 2014
in this manner. I thank Jeff for bringing me on board and I truly hope he can find happiness.-- Di (@DiMurphyMN) March 20, 2014
Dubay also addressed the Di situation on Facebook. Suffice it to say he didn't deny he's not a huge fan of her work:
Here's what Di had to say about Dubay's characterization of her:
Barnard went on to say he doesn't believe Dubay is back on drugs, but he simply felt compelled to hop on Twitter and defend himself in response to Dubay's attempts at character assassination.
(For more, click to page three.)
"Was a low blow of [Dubay] to call me an alcoholic," Barnard tweeted.
Barnard also said it's incorrect to say the Tom Barnard Network "fired" Dubay:
@ajhilden Actually, we didn't have the legal agreement even done yet.-- Sean Barnard (@SeanBDigital) March 24, 2014
Echoing Di, Barnard also insinuated that posting Dubay's texts wouldn't exactly reflect well on him:
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