EXCLUSIVE: ‘Survivor’ Castaway Jeff Varner ‘Devasted’ to Be Fired From Job After Outing Fellow Contestant Zeke Smith
Jeff Varner is seeing real world repercussions to outing fellow castaway Zeke Smith on Survivor.
The three-time Survivor player — and North Carolina real estate agent — has been fired from his job, Varner confirms to ET.
Varner, who is a former news anchor for CBS and Fox affiliates, was let go on Thursday from his job at Allen Tate Real Estate, telling ET that he was fired in “what I felt was an ugly, knee-jerk reaction kind of way.”
“I wasn’t even given the chance to explain or right the wrong,” he explained. “In the real estate world, buyers and sellers want to know they’re signing up with a company that won’t dump them or turn their backs on them in time of trial. So I’m talking to several firms now that I know will care about and believe in their employees. I have had several reach out [and] I’m confident I’ll find a better home.”
As I’m spending hours doing press [on Thursday], I discover I can’t access my email. Then the MLS association emails to say, ‘You’ve been terminated.’ I didn’t even find out from my company. Suddenly…