- By Steve Smith
- December 23, 2021
The tech giant company Microsoft was investigating Bill gates over a 20-year-old affair shortly before left Microsoft last year.
The tech giant company confirmed that Microsoft founder was under scrutiny after concerns were reported about his behavior.
Bill gates investigation was held by a law firm and provided support to the employee who submits the request against the Microsoft founder.
The spokesman of Bill gates denied that his decision to step down had anything to do with investigating Bill Gates.
Bill gates investigation news comes to light right after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to end their 27 years of marriage.
The software company’s spokesman said on Monday that the software company had received a complaint in late 2019 that Mr. Gates had “sought to initiate an intimate relationship” with a female employee in 2000.
“A committee of the board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm, to conduct a thorough investigation,” he said.
“Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern,” he said.
The investigation didn’t reach by the end of the road, as Mr Gates left Microsoft before it was completed.
March last year, in this LinkedIn post, Bill Gates said that he decided to spend more time on his charity work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It came three months after he was re-elected.
At the time, he wrote: “With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company. Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work… I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world.”
A spokeswoman for Mr Gates acknowledged the case held when asked by the newspaper, but denied it had anything to do with his decision to step down.
“There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” the spokeswoman said.
“Bill’s decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter. In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier.”
The proclamation of their decision of divorce was earlier this month. Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions on charitable causes around the world and have the determination to do continue this charity work together once their divorce is finalized.