Bill Gates Investigated By Microsoft Over Secret Relationship With Female Staff
Following the brakeup of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates some weeks back in which they decided to end their 27 years marriage.
It was gathered according to report that Bill Gate was investigated before he left Microsoft over a romantic relationship with a female staff.
Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn’t appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Citing unnamed sources, The Journal reported online Sunday that board members looking into the matter hired a law firm in late 2019 to conduct an investigation after a Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates over several years.
The Journal reported that Gates resigned before the board’s investigation was finished, citing another person familiar with the matter.
unnamed spokeswoman for Gates acknowledged to The Journal that there was an affair almost 20 years ago, and that it ended “amicably.” The spokesperson told The Journal that “his decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter.””
When he left Microsoft’s board last year, Gates said he was stepping down to focus on philanthropy.