Bill Gates bombshell

A new report suggests Microsoft investigated the company’s co-founder for an alleged affair in 2019 with an employee. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian has the details.
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Transcript for Bill Gates bombshell
And we turn now to the bombshell claims against Microsoft founder Bill Gates just days after we learned about his divorce. Here's ABC's many divers in. This morning new. 27 year marriage. The Wall Street Journal reports into when he nineteen Microsoft the board of directors began investigating gates for an alleged prior relationship with a female employee. The board reportedly hired a law firm to investigate but according to the Wall Street Journal mr. gates resigned before the investigation was completed. And before the full board could make a formal decision on the matter. Gates spokesperson telling the journal Gates's decision to transition off the board was in no way related and this morning Microsoft sane. Throughout the investigation Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who -- the concern. This legal scrutiny comes as a New York Times reporter Pete had a reputation for quotes. Questionable behavior in work related studying writing. On at least a few occasions. Mr. gates pursued women who worked for him that Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ABC news has not verified those claims two weeks ago Melinda Gates filed for divorce seen their mayors with irretrievably broken Melinda had reportedly been meeting with divorced attorneys since 2019. Around the same time gates is alleged relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein came in to public view. According to the New York Times. Melinda wanted bill to sever ties with Epstein after a dinner in 2013. But for years mr. gates continued to go to dinners and meetings at mr. Epstein home. Where mr. Epstein usually surrounded himself with young and attractive women. Gates is spokesperson responding to the times. Saying you're characterization of his meetings at that scene and others about philanthropy is inaccurate. Including who participated. The claim of mistreatment of employees is also false. He resigned from my peers up forty marks twenty finally he wanted to spend more time on his Philanthropic priorities. There are. A and thank you.

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