#AceFinanceNews says that the man behind a popular Twitter account that appeared to provide a rare insider look at Goldman Sachs has lost his book deal after revelations the former banker never actually worked at the firm.
Banker John Lefevre gained Internet fame through his @GSElevator account, where he posted dialogue he claimed to have overheard in the elevators of the top global investment firm, angering many at Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street executives.
Lefevre, formerly of Citibank, had remained anonymous for three years, until The New York Times revealed his identity last week.
“In light of information that has recently come to our attention since acquiring John Lefevre’s ‘Straight to Hell,’ Touchstone has decided to cancel its publication of this work,” the division of Simon & Schuster said in a statement.
Goldman responded to the news with some humour. “Guess elevators go up and down,” it posted on its Twitter account.