Bill Gates and his wife of decades, Melinda, just finalized their divorce and now more allegations are coming out about the Microsoft founder.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Bill Gates sent “inappropriate” and “flirtatious” emails to a woman on his staff. He was ordered to stop when he was at Microsoft in 2007.

Gates reportedly sent emails to a mid-level female employee in 2007 and asked her to meet up with him outside of the Microsoft campus during non-work hours. Microsoft executives discovered the emails in 2008 and met with Gates about the matter.

Bill Gates was asked to stop sending such emails by general counsel Brad Smith and former chief people officer Lisa Brummel. Gates then agreed to stop and agreed that sending those emails was not a good idea.


He had no physical contact with this woman, so they moved on from there. A spokesperson for Gates is now calling out these report as “false, recycled rumors from sources who have no direct knowledge, and in some cases have significant conflicts of interest.”

This most recent report comes months after it was revealed that Bill Gates left the Microsoft board in the middle of an investigation into an alleged affair he was having with a female employee in 2019. As we previously stated, Gates’ 27-year-long marriage with his ex-wife Melinda ended this year.

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