L.A. Reid is best known for being the CEO and chairman of Epic Records… for being a music executive, songwriter, record producer and many other things too.
Now, the 60-year old music mogul has been ousted from the company for a sexual harassment allegations that has been brought forward against him by a woman who worked for about six-years with the company.
The woman who name is not being revealed yet worked those six years as a female assistant and she is adamant to inappropriate physical advances by Reid at a holiday party last December.
This and other details to harassment was disclosed in a handwritten letter by the woman on March 22 and her letter was then sent to Julie Swidler, Sony Music’s general counsel.
The details are minimal so far, but we know that she says that Reid asked to snuggle with her lying on a bed and asked that she give him hugs during a business trip at that same hotel.
She also stated that he told her what clothes he liked for her to wear and described her as “fine.”
The company made a decision to cut ties with Reid stating, “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.” Sony Music had very little to say about the situation, but their new CEO Rob Stringer did say in a comment, “We are not allowing a culture like that in this company. No matter how much a person brings to the bottom line.”
There is another source close to Reid saying that the March 22nd letter is inaccurate, but when contacted, Reid’s lawyer did not comment.
Reid could be making a move into Warner Music Group… rumors have it that he’s talking to Len Blavatnik about a position to run that WB Label.