CM – Bill Gates was warned in 2008 about inappropriate emails to Microsoft employees


A Wall Street Journal report revealed that the then president flirted with the employee and invited her to meet him outside of work

Bill Gates admitted the facts and said he wouldn’t do it again. AFP

Washington: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose retirement from the tech giant in 2020 followed the disclosure of an affair with an employee 20 years earlier, was warned in 2008 about emails to an employee that were deemed inappropriate .

According to a Wall Street Journal report confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson for AFP, Gates, then a full-time employee and president of Microsoft, emailed an employee in 2007 and invited her outside The following year, the company became aware of the emails, and executives from the group told Gates that they were inappropriate and should quit.

Gates admitted the facts, and said he wouldn’t do it again, according to the Wall Street Journal.

« Microsoft has nothing more to say than to confirm the accuracy of the WSJ report, » said a spokesman for the IT company AFP on Monday.

Gates resigned as president in 2008 and remained on the board of Microsoft until March 2020.

The former Microsoft boss, one of the richest men in the world, and his wife Melinda announced their divorce in May after 27 years of marriage.

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Mark Suzman, the foundation’s CEO, said the announcement was made so the former couple could be « transparent about an agreement they made with each other. »

The duo will work together for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on health, development and education

However, the Microsoft co-founder said India was also facing a major challenge due to the pandemic due to its size and densely populated urban centers

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