Microsoft board wants Gates to resign over ‘affair’: Amore

San Francisco: Some Microsoft board members demanded Bill Gates resign last year. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Gates was under investigation for allegedly having an affair with an employee of the company. Gates finally resigned from the Microsoft board in March 2020. A company spokesperson said in a statement to the US newspaper that Microsoft was informed in the second half of 2019 that it was concerned that Bill Gates wanted to have a close relationship with an employee of the company in 2000. The spokesperson said that a committee of the board discussed the matter, a law firm was also involved and a thorough investigation was carried out. Meanwhile, Microsoft has given full support to the employee who has expressed his concern to the company. However, the spokesperson denied that Gates resigned from the board due to the investigation. He told that the affair is 20 years old. -IANS

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