Zuckerberg's personal security chief reportedly accused of sexual harassment

CNET | 5/30/2019 | Steven Musil
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Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief has been accused of making racist comments abut Priscilla Chan, the Facebook CEO's Asian-American wife.

Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief has been accused of sexual harassment and making racist statements about Priscilla Chan, the Facebook CEO's Asian-American wife, Business Insider reported Thursday.

Accusers - Employee - Zuckerberg - Household - Staff

One of the accusers is a former employee of Zuckerberg's household staff, while the other is a former executive assistant to the security chief, Liam Booth, BI reported. Lawyers representing the pair have sent letters regarding the allegations to the law firm representing the companies that provide security and support for the Zuckerberg family, BI reported.

The letters accuse Booth, a former Secret Service agent, with "pervasive discriminatory conduct," "horrific levels of sexual harassment and battery" and fostering an environment in which staff were repeatedly subjected to racist, homophobic and transphobic diatribes, BI reported.The report didn't identify the accusers because they're alleged victims of sexual harassment.

Letters - Law - Firm - Bloom - Firm

One of the letters, sent by the law firm The Bloom Firm, alleges Booth made racist remarks about Chan's driving ability in front of the household staffer, saying, "She's a woman and Asian, and Asians have no peripheral vision," while using his fingers to pull the skin near his eyes to the side, BI reported.

Booth also made racist comments to the security staffer, according to the letter, saying that he "didn't trust black people" and "white lives matter more than black lives," BI reported.

Spokesman - Zuckerberg - Family - Office - Investigation

A spokesman for Zuckerberg's family office said an investigation is underway and that Booth is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

"The family office takes complaints of workplace misconduct very seriously and our human...
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