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One Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the corporate obtained a letter concerning the matter in 2019, which stated Gates “sought to provoke an intimate relationship with an organization worker within the 12 months 2000,” CNN stories.
Microsoft’s Board then employed an outdoor legislation agency to conduct a “thorough” investigation, says the spokesperson.
Nevertheless, Gates resigned earlier than the investigation ended.
Gates’ spokesperson instructed The Wall Road Journal that the billionaire’s departure from the corporate wasn’t due to the connection.
“There was an affair nearly 20 years in the past which ended amicably. Invoice’s resolution to transition off the board was under no circumstances associated to this matter. In reality, he had expressed an curiosity in spending extra time on his philanthropy beginning a number of years earlier,” the supply stated.
This weekend’s WSJ story follows an earlier report by The New York Times which stated that Gates “pursued ladies who labored for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” on a “few” events. The New York Instances cited “folks with direct information with overtures” however didn’t present any names.
Final week the billionaire couple introduced their pending divorce on social media.
Melinda’s divorce petition filed in King County, Washington, reportedly says the marriage is “irretrievably damaged.”