Bill Gates had a side chick at Microsoft for many years
Bill Gates had a side chick in Microsoft for many years— and the tryst was being probed when Gates stepped down from the board, the Wall Street Journal reported.
According to the report, published by New York Post, the company’s board became aware in 2019 that a Microsoft engineer penned a letter alleging that she and Gates had a s3xual relationship over the years.
The woman demanded changes to her Microsoft job and also asked that Gates’ now-estranged wife Melinda read her letter — though it’s unclear if that happened.
Board members hired a law firm to conduct an investigation into the relationship, the Journal said.
During the probe, some members grew concerned about the allegation and decided that Gates, who founded the tech firm in 1975, should step down as director of the board.
But the billionaire was re-elected to Microsoft’s board at the annual shareholder meeting, the report said.
He resigned before the investigation could be completed, saying he wanted to focus on his philanthropy.
“Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” a Microsoft spokesman said.