According to The Wall Street Journal, the founder of Microsoft was confronted by former HR chief Lisa Brummel and Brad Smith in 2008. They were aware that he had sent inappropriate messages to a female employee.
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Business Insider reached Gates to get comment. A Gates spokesperson told Business Insider that these claims were false, recycled rumors from sources with no direct knowledge and, in some cases, have significant conflicts of interests.
According to the Wall Street Journal's reporting
Multiple outlets reported that Bill French Gates and Melinda French Gates had announced their divorce. They also revealed inappropriate behavior towards female employees.
Microsoft hired a law firm to investigate whether Gates had an affair in 2000 with a female engineer.
Gates was able to meet Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator, on several occasions.
In 2020, Gates retired from Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway's boards.