'Daughter' of ex-GM chief executive launches obscene Facebook rant about his 'resignation'

When GM chief executive Fritz Henderson announced he was resigning the board prepared a nicely-worded speech thanking him for all his hard work

But it would appear his sudden departure from the stricken carmaker was not entirely voluntary if one is to believe the words of someone purporting to be his daughter.

Fritz Henderson announced his resignation as chief executive of General Motors after a board meeting last night.

And, within hours, an expletive-packed post from someone called Sarah Henderson was posted on the official GM Facebook page.

The screengrab from GM's Facebook

The screengrab from GM's Facebook page which shows the furious rant was saved by a car website

The post, which was written all in capital letters, has since been taken down by GM but screengrabs of it exist on certain car websites and blogs.

The angry rant appears to take particular issue with Mr Henderson's leaving GM being called a resignation and she saves some choice words for the interim chief executive, and GM chairman, Ed Whitacre.

It reads: HE F****ING GOT ASKED TO STEP DOWN ALL OF YOU F****ING IDIOTS.

IM FRITZ'S F***ING DAUGHTER, AND HE DID NOT F***ING RESIGN.

WHITACRE IS A SELFISH PIECE OF S***, WHO CARES ABOUT HIMSELF AND NOT THE F***ING COMPANY.

HAVE FUN WITH GM, I HOPE TO NEVER BUY FROM THIS GOD FORESAKEN COMPANY EVERY AGAIN. F*** ALL OF YOU.

It has proved impossible to verify whether this Sarah Henderson is indeed the ex-chief executive's daughter, and Mr Henderson has made no public statement.

There are more than 330 Sarah Hendersons registered in the U.S on Facebook.

At the meeting fellow directors, Mr Henderson, who led GM through the largest bankcruptcy in US history in only 40 days, was told that the firm was not changing fast enough.

It is believed that an outsider will be sought to replace the GM veteran and GM's chairman, Ed Whitacre, will act as interim chief executive.

The announcement was made at a hastily-arranged two-minute press conference in Detroit.

Mr Whitacre said Mr Henderson had done 'a remarkable job leading the company through an unprecedented period of challenge and change'.

CEO Fritz Henderson
Edward E. Whitacre

Ex-chief executive Fritz Henderson and his interim replacement Ed Whiteacre

But he added: 'All involved agree that changes need to be made.'

Mr Henderson was brought in to run GM eight months ago after the Obama administration fired his predecessor, Rick Wagoner.

In a statement the administration distanced itself from Mr Henderson's resignation.

'The decision was made by the board of directors alone,'  a spokesman said.

'The administration was not involved in the decision.'

The US government holds a 62 per cent stake in GM and has given it $50billion (£30billion) in state aid.

Mr Henderson has overseen a boost in sales figures at GM, which has lost more than  $80billion (£48billion) in the past four years.

However, he has also suffered a series of setbacks.

Only an hour before the meeting GM said it would have to close down Saab if it cannot find a buyer by the end of the year.

Three potential Saab sales have fallen through - the latest when Koenigsegg, the Swedish luxury car maker, withdrew from the deal.

Earlier this month GM reversed its decision to sell its European Vauxhall/Opel business. It had agreed to sell it to the Canadian car parts firm Magna, but decided to hang on to it.

GM has also failed to find a buyer for Saturn.

It is cutting around 9,000 jobs across Europe, including up to 350 at its Luton factory.

Vauxhall employs around 5,500 workers in the UK, mainly in Luton and Ellesmere Port on Merseyside, which has escaped any job cuts.

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