Bill Gates became one of the most successful businessmen on the planet as a co-founder of Microsoft, but while working at the company, he had an affair with one of the employees.
The case began in 2000, and the board of the company became aware of this in 2019, when microsoft engineer wrote a letter claiming that she and Gates had a sexual relationship.
Who was Bill Gates having an affair with?
microsoft press secretary Frank Shaw issued a statement explaining the procedure followed after the council became aware of the case.
“microsoft received the fear that in the second half of 2019 Bill Gates tried to have an intimate relationship with a company employee in 2000.” Show said.
“The Board Committee reviewed the issue with the assistance of an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation.
“Throughout the investigation microsoft provided extensive support to an employee who raised concerns.”
Gates left microsoftboard in March 2020, but his spokesman, Bridget Arnoldissued a statement challenging the claim that it was related to the investigation of the case.
“Bill’s decision to step down from the board of directors has nothing to do with this issue.” Arnold said.
“In fact, he expressed an interest in devoting more time to his philanthropic work, which began several years earlier.”
It remains unclear what role the investigation or case played in the decision of his wife, Melinda Gatesdivorce her husband in August 2021 after 27 years of marriage.
Gates was also the subject of a number of accusations that he harassed women who worked in microsoftand also on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The New York Times reported on two separate occasions when he invited women who worked for him in both organizations, creating an uncomfortable work environment.