A documentary about the cottonwood farming operation that’s been accused of animal abuse and neglect has been withdrawn by its director after she allegedly posted a photo of herself in a lab coat with her hands over her eyes.
The California Agricultural Technology Institute, a nonprofit, had been scheduled to host the documentary on Friday.
But on Monday, its director, Linda Sauer, was fired by the organization, which said it discovered that she was not a qualified scientist to conduct the film.
She also had a history of misconduct and ethical breaches, the organization said in a statement.
Sauer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The California AgTech Institute did not return a message seeking comment from The Associated Press.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.