The Wall Street Journal reports that in 2008, after changing into conscious that billionaire Bill Gates had despatched “inappropriate” messages to a feminine worker in 2007, present Microsoft president Brad Smith and former HR chief Lisa Brummel confronted the founder, who agreed to cease emailing feminine staff.

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Business Insider reached out to Gates for remark, and was instructed by a Gates spokesman, “These claims are false, recycled rumors from sources who haven’t any direct data, and in some circumstances have important conflicts of curiosity.”

Per the Wall Road Journal‘s reporting:

After Invoice and Melinda French Gates introduced they had been divorcing, a number of shops reported the Microsoft founder engaged in inappropriate conduct with feminine staff.

Microsoft’s board employed a legislation agency in 2019 to research if Gates had an affair with a feminine engineer in 2000.

Gates met with sexual predator  on a number of events.

Gates stepped down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway in 2020.