Bill Gates stepped down during an investigation into an alleged affair with a Microsoft employee: reports


A former Microsoft engineer claims she had “years of sexual relations with Mr. Gates” The Wall Street Journalciting sources familiar with the matter.

A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that the company had received a letter in 2019 saying that Bill Gates “tried to develop a close relationship with an employee of the company in 2000,” he reports. CNN.

Bill Gates stepped down during an investigation into an alleged affair with a Microsoft employee: reports
Bill Gates stepped down during an investigation into an alleged affair with a Microsoft employee: reports

The Microsoft board then hired an outside law firm to conduct a “thorough” investigation, the spokesman said.

However, Gates resigned before the investigation was over.

  • To find out more, Bill Gates told his friends that he was “married without love”.

Gates’ spokesman said The Wall Street Journal that the billionaire’s departure from the company was not due to the relationship.

“There was an amicable affair almost 20 years ago. Bill’s decision to leave the board had nothing to do with the matter. In fact, a few years earlier he had expressed an interest in spending more time on philanthropy.” the source said.

The history of WSJ This weekend follows an earlier report from The New York Times Gates said “persecuted women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” on “a few” occasions. The New York Times he quoted “people with direct knowledge of overtures” but gave no names.

Last week the billionaire couple announced their impending divorce in the EU social media.

Melinda’s petition for divorce in King County, Washington, states that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”

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