Just a couple days ago, it was announced that L.A. Reid would be resigning as chairman of Epic Records and thus parting ways with Sony Music due to unknown reasons. However, it looks like the decision he made was not voluntary. According to the New York Post, it has been reported that the former CEO has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant at Epic Records. Being represented by a lawyer, the female assistant who would like to remain anonymous, wrote in a letter to Sony Music’s General Counsel, Julie Swidler, that the harassment was ongoing and occurred during several occasions where Reid has made physical advances during label’s holiday party this past December and has also asked the assistant to “lie down in bed with him and give him a hug while the two were at a hotel while traveling on business.”
Variety has confirmed that such a letter exists, but has further learned that there have been “multiple” claims made against Reid. Sony Music has not made a comment as of yet.