Fired financial adviser flooded with bad reviews after racist smoothie shop tirade

The Connecticut financial adviser who was arrested and fired for going on an alleged racist tirade in a smoothie shop is being flooded with bad online reviews.

James Iannazzo, 48, was hit with more than 1,000 one-star ratings on Google after he was caught on camera throwing a smoothie at a teenage employee and calling her a “f—ing immigrant” in a wild scene at a Robeks in Fairfield.

“I would rate zero stars if I could. Enjoy being in the unemployment line while the ‘immigrants’ are out here actually earning their money,” one review said.

“So wish I was there to help. What a big man, yelling at 3 or 4 school girls,” one reviewer wrote, while another said: “Terrible guy! Thank God he lost his job. Towering over those girls! Disgusting.”

Another one-star review said: “I would give him a zero but my only option is a 1. Stinky.”

The reviews pop up on Google’s main search results for Iannazzo’s name, where he is listed as a financial consultant. They appear alongside a business address in Stamford that is linked to Iannazzo and several other brokers tied to Merrill Lynch.

Reviews.
James Iannazzo was hit with more than 1,000 one-star ratings on Google.
Reviews.
“I would give him a zero but my only option is a 1. Stinky,” a 1-star review read.
Reviews.
“Thank God he lost his job,” one person wrote.

Iannazzo was let go from his job as a managing director at Merrill Lynch after footage started going viral of the wild encounter at the Robeks just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

He allegedly launched into an expletive-ridden tirade in the store when employees couldn’t tell him who made the smoothie.

Iannazzo addressed the controversy Monday, saying in a statement that he went to the store after his 17-year-old son went into “life-threatening anaphylactic shock” and was hospitalized after drinking a smoothie that the father had bought for him.

James Iannazzo.
James Iannazzo was let go from his job as a managing director at Merrill Lynch after footage of his tirade started going viral.
Smoothie shop employees.
James Iannazzo said his actions were “wrong and I deeply regret them.”

The father insisted he told employees his son was highly allergic to nuts when he ordered the drink — despite employees telling cops the father had just asked for no peanut butter.

Iannazzo, who turned himself in to cops after the incident, said his actions were “wrong and I deeply regret them.”

He was charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias, breach of peace and criminal trespass.

Per: NYP

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