BUSTED: Investment Bank CEO Forced To apologise After Video Emerges Of Him Appearing In Blackface

James Montgomery, blackfaced

Photo: screenshot via Daily Caller

The Daily Caller published a video on Tuesday showing a white male investment bank executive blackfaced at a 2004 fundraising event emceed by movie star Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey.James Montgomery, the founder and CEO of California-based investment bank Montgomery & Co., is seen in the video footage parading around the auction wearing a leopard-print toga and a giant Afro wig with a blackface.

Montgomery’s profile says he’s recognised as an industry expert in high technology industries and markets.  He’s also a board member of PhoneFactor and Vantage Media, and a board observer at Mobile Messenger.

Today he apologized for the costume incident telling The Wrap, “I am sick about the false impression it gave. All I can do now is to do what I did then and apologise for any offence I may have caused.”

Montgomery could not immediately be reached for comment at the time of publication.

Check out the video below.  (CAUTION: This video may be offensive.)

 

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