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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：70 更新时间：2017/5/23|
1. Sally Yates
At the end of Trump's first month in office, US Attorney General Sally Yates was fired for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.
Trump stated that the AG had "betrayed" him, and Yates was dismissed by a hand-written letter the same day.
2. Jeremy Clarkson
The outspoken British TV presenter was fired from his role on Top Gear following what the BBC described as an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on one of the programme's producers, that left him requiring hospital treatment.
Clarkson's co-stars James May and Richard Hammond both announced shortly after Clarkson's dismissal that they would not return to the programme.
3. Charlie Sheen
Actor Charlie Sheen was fired from hit US TV show Two and a Half Men in 2011 following a rant about the programme's co-creator, Chuck Lorre.
Sheen, who was the most highly paid actor on US television at the time, reportedly referred to his colleague as "a stupid, stupid little man."
4. Angus Deayton
Writer and comedian Angus Deayton was fired as chairman of the BBC quiz Have I Got News For You in 2002 following scandals about his personal life.
Deayton was accused of relationships with prostitutes and drug use.
5. Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini was sacked as manager of Mancester City football club in 2015, a year to the day since winning the Premier League.
His dismissal followed a number of high-profile fallouts with players and his failure to deliver suitable results for the club.
6. Michael Heseltine
Lord Heseltine was sacked from his role as a government adviser following controversial, anti-Brexit comments in the House of Lords in February, when he encouraged his fellow peers to rebel against the Brexit Bill, saying "the fightback starts here."
Lord Heseltine was apparently informed of the decision while having dinner with his wife several days later.
7. Steve Jobs
The legendary founder of Apple was fired by his own company in 1985, following scuffles with John Sculley, his CEO. Jobs was a notoriously tough boss, and had his own team of staff who worked in a separate building to other employees.
Jobs had just enough time to launch Pixar Animation Studios before rejoining Apple as CEO in 1996.
8. Michael Gove
Michael Gove was sacked from his role as Justice Secretary by Theresa May in 2016, following his decision to put himself forward as a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party, widely interpreted as a betrayal of his former colleague, Boris Johnson.
The newly appointed Prime Minister did not mince her words when telling Gove of his dismissal. "There is not going to be room for you," she said. "I have been talking to colleagues and the importance of loyalty is something on people's minds."
9. Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand
Presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand both left the BBC in 2008 after they left lewd phone messages for Andrew Sachs about his granddaughter live on air. The BBC was flooded with complaints and calls for the pair to be sacked.
Ross' two BBC 1 programmes and Saturday Radio 2 programme were both removed from scheduling and he faced suspension with no pay for three months. He did not return to his position. Russell Brand quickly resigned.
10. Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan was fired from his role as Editor of the Daily Mirror in 2004 after publishing images that proved to be fake. The images appeared to show an Iraqi prisoner being abused by British soldiers
The BBC's Nicholas Witchell said that Morgan was unrepentant to the end:
"According to one report Mr Morgan refused the demand to apologise, was sacked and immediately escorted from the building," he said.
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