Microsoft busted Bill Gates for ‘inappropriate’ emails to female staffer: report

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Microsoft executives erstwhile ordered Bill Gates to halt sending flirty emails to a pistillate subordinate, according to a caller report.

The alleged misbehavior occurred much than a decennary earlier the Microsoft committee learned of an matter betwixt Gates and different pistillate employee, which preceded Gates’ divorcement and resignation from the Microsoft board.

Gates allegedly sent the frisky emails to a mid-level pistillate Microsoft worker successful 2007, portion helium was moving arsenic a full-time employee, the Wall Street Journal reported connected Monday. 

He besides reportedly asked her to conscionable up extracurricular enactment hours and disconnected the Microsoft campus.

In 2008, different Microsoft executives recovered retired astir the alleged emails and met with Gates, according to the report.

Bill Gates.Bill Gates reportedly asked the worker to conscionable up extracurricular enactment hours and disconnected the Microsoft campus. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM

At the meeting, then-general counsel Brad Smith and then-chief radical serviceman Lisa Brummel reportedly told Gates the emails were inappropriate and ordered him to stop. 

Gates admitted that sending the emails was a atrocious thought and agreed to stop, according to the Journal, which cited radical acquainted with the matter.

Lisa Brummel.Then-chief radical serviceman Lisa Brummel reportedly told Bill Gates the emails were inappropriate and ordered him to stop.Laurence Leung/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

The committee reportedly decided against further enactment due to the fact that Gates did not person carnal interaction with the employee. 

Bridgitt Arnold, a spokesperson for Gates, did not instantly reply to a petition for remark from The Post but told the Journal that the claims successful Monday’s study were “false, recycled rumors from sources who person nary nonstop knowledge, and successful immoderate cases person important conflicts of interest.”

Microsoft besides did not instantly reply to a petition for remark from The Post. A spokesperson for the company, Frank Shaw, told the Journal that the worker ne'er made a ailment astir the incident. 

Brad Smith.Then-general counsel Brad Smith was besides portion of the 2008 gathering discussing Bill Gates’ inappropriate emails.David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

“While flirtatious, they were not overtly sexual, but were deemed to beryllium inappropriate,” Shaw said of the emails.

The alleged workplace misconduct came much than a decennary earlier Microsoft’s committee reportedly received a missive successful 2019 from a female Microsoft technologist who said she had an matter with Gates. As directors investigated the allegations, Gates resigned from the committee past year and announced helium and his wife, Melinda, were divorcing this May. 

Gates has since admitted that the divorcement was his fault, The Post archetypal reported. The duo were seen unneurotic for the archetypal clip since their divorce implicit the play astatine their girl Jennifer’s wedding.

Bill Gates.Microsoft’s committee reportedly received a missive successful 2019 from a pistillate Microsoft technologist who said she had an matter with Bill Gates.Kevin Dietsch/UPI

Gates has besides faced scrutiny implicit his alleged relationship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and different reported bureau misbehavior, including asking pistillate employees connected meal dates