I am sure by now you know that music mogul, L.A. Reid, left Epic Records. He was the chairman and CEO. We now know why he decided to leave and it is messy!
According to The New York Post, LA Reid is being accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant. We don't know the woman's name as of yet. We do know that she is claiming that Reid made several sexual advances toward her, including one at Epic's holiday party back in Dec. 2016.
She obtained a lawyer, Joel Katz, who drafted up a letter with all her complaints. He presented the letter to Sony Music’s General Counsel, Julie Swidler. The Post writes: "The female assistant, whose name The Post is withholding, also claims Reid, who has led Epic for nearly six years, also asked her to lie down in bed with him and give him a hug while the two were at a hotel while traveling on business, the letter alleges."
It continues: "Reid, who is married, also made comments about what clothes he liked her to wear and described her as looking 'fine,' the letter claims." In a short note sent to Sony/Epic's entire staff, the label issued a statement about Reid's exit. “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company,” the letter said. Sony has yet to make any further comment about the matter.
“We are not allowing a culture like that in this company,” one source close to the story told The Post, “no matter how much a person brings to the bottom line.”
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