McDonald’s sues ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook and accuses him of lying about flings with colleagues and fraud
McDonald's is suing former CEO Steve Easterbrook, accusing him of lying about work flings.
Easterbrook was previously fired for sexting with an employee of the company – and now has been accused of having a sexual relationship with three different employees, The New York Times reports.
Easterbrook is also accused of giving company shares to one of the employees, NYT reported.
The former fast-food chain CEO had been with the company since 1993, until he was ousted in November 2019.
A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission allegedly detailed how Easterbrook lied to McDonald's during investigations, CNBC reported.
It's alleged he destroyed information related to inappropriate relationships with employees.
He was revealed to have had relationships with three other employees, CNBC reported.
Evidence also showed he sent nude or explicit pictures and videos of women, and sent them as attachments from his company email to a personal one, the lawsuit alleged.
He also reportedly gave a stock grant "worth hundreds of thousands of dollars" to one of the employees he had a sexual relationship with, the documents claim.
“This was a mistake,” Easterbrook wrote in an email to employees at the time his consensual relationship with the employee emerged lat year.
“Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on.”
When he was fired, Easterbrook was given a 26-week severance that was estimated to be around $675,000.
In 2018, the "golden arches" head made an estimated $15.6million dollars.
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