"Doug Peterson has not been fired," said Bertelli during a press conference on Oct. 4. "He simply does not hold any longer the position of Design Team Director."
In his own press conference held later that day, Peterson disagreed with Bertelli's comments. "I was terminated," said Peterson, who, when asked about Bertelli's statement that the dismissal/demotion was a "unanimous team decision," stated, "Obviously you don't know Bertelli very well. I don't think there's any voting in the Prada organization."