Camilla Mortensen with the Eugene Weekly broke the story first. She was able to contact and briefly converse with Brito, who, of course, told her that "the blame for hiring someone who lies on their resume lies with his employer." As is his modus operandi after being caught, Brito also told Mortensen that he was working on a book about his cons (he's made this same claim on repeated occasions over the past decade, most regularly after being caught).
Other outlets to cover Brito's firing include:
- The Eugene Register-Guard
- CBS affiliat KVAL
- ABC affiliate KEZI, which used a photo of Brito credited to "The Paula Bergan" agency... which doesn't exist and is one of Brito's many fictitious associates he's created over the years.
It seems that Brito immediately ditched town after being fired, just as he did in Wyoming a few months prior.
On the Weekly article, a 540 word comment was posted using the name Fred Brito calling reporters like Mortensen and this blogger cowards and stating, "you are not getting a rise out of me."
"This latest Eugene Weekly article is yet just another exercise of wasting time. Will it stop Fred Brito? Not at all," the commenter wrote.