According to a new report from the NY Times, billionaire Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife Melinda French Gates in meetings and even pursued employees at Microsoft, creating an uncomfortable work environment.
Six former and current employees for Gates said he created an uncomfortable environment at their workplace, the report says.
Spokesperson for Bill Gates Bridgitt Arnold denied the accusations and said “any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false. The claim of mistreatment of employees is also false. The rumors and speculation surrounding Gates’s divorce are becoming increasingly absurd, and it’s unfortunate that people who have little to no knowledge of the situation are being characterized as ‘sources.'”
Per BusinessInsider “on one occasion in 2006, more than a decade he and French Gates wed, he attended a presentation by a female employee of Microsoft and emailed her afterward to ask her to dinner, the Times reported.”
“If this makes you uncomfortable, pretend it never happened,” Gates wrote in the email after his alleged proposition.
The NY Times cited another anonymous woman who said Gatesasked her to dinner while the two were in New York.