SAN FRANCISCO – Personal security chief of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s faces accusations of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a report by Business Insider.
In a comprehensive report, business news site cited official letters allegedly written by former employees of Zuckerberg’s household employees. The letters described discriminatory behavior and severe levels of battery and sexual harassment, including homophobic and racist remarks about members of Zuckerberg’s staff and his wife.
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The security leader, Liam Booth, has been with the family’s charitable Initiative since 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and is a former Secret Service officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.
A spokesperson from the family office of Chan and Zuckerberg stated Booth had placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of unspecified misconduct allegations. The spokesperson said the office takes workplace misconduct complaints seriously.
Iconiq Capital, the firm that manages the affairs which includes safety of Zuckerberg, didn’t return a message for comment.
Facebook spent $20 million on security for Zuckerberg and his family at his houses and while traveling in 2018, according to a regulatory filing.