#Roommates, things are just getting started in the divorce proceedings between billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Melinda Gates, and now the continuously circulated rumors of an affair have just been confirmed. As the probe into Bill Gates’ personal life heats up following his divorce announcement, his representatives have officially confirmed that he did engage in an affair with a Microsoft employee during his marriage.
@WSJ reports, back in late 2019, Microsoft board members decided to hire an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation into Bill Gates’ prior relationship with a female company employee. The woman who was at the center of the affair detailed in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates throughout the years. As the investigation continued, the Microsoft board decided he needed to step down—but he beat them to it and instead resigned before the findings of the investigation were completed.
Now, reps for Gates have confirmed that the affair definitely happened, stating “There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably. The 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 woman reportedly demanded changes to her job following the affair and wanted Melinda Gates to read the letter where she detailed her intimate relationship with Bill Gates.
Additionally, a Microsoft spokesman confirmed the investigation in a recent statement:
“Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000. A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation. Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.”
As we previously reported, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates previously announced they were ending their marriage after 27 years together—shortly after, allegations of him having an affair began to pop up and it now appears they were true.
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