A Surprising Side Of Bill Gates As Affair Allegation & More Swirls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Bill Gates’ 2020 resignation from Microsoft’s board was during an investigation into a romantic relationship Gates had with an employee. WSJ reported that a female Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates that started in 2000.

Microsoft’s board of directors was concerned enough to hire a law firm to investigate the romantic relationship, according to the report. Gates resigned in 2020 before the investigation was complete according, to WSJ.

In a statement, the software mogul did not deny the relationship but said it had nothing to do with him stepping down from the board.

Earlier this month, Bill Gates’ wife, Melinda, filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage.

Gates is also making headlines after The Daily Beast reported that he got marriage advice from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In the article, two sources claim that Epstein gave Gates pointers on what Gates reportedly called a “toxic” marriage to Melinda. However, a spokesperson for Gates denies the allegations, telling The Daily Beast, “Bill never received or solicited personal advice of any kind from Epstein — on marriage or anything else. Bill never complained about Melinda or his marriage to Epstein.”

Our question of the night: do you think differently about Bill Gates now?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea
WCCB News Edge contributor Ashley Anderson