Some allegations have surfaced that Sony Epic Records CEO, L.A Reid, has been let go due to sexual harassment claims.
Epic Records did not waste any time. Another head-man in charge named Rob Stringer has been announced as its new CEO. Stringer only released a short statement from Sony that read, “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.”
New information surfaced after his female assistant indicated that there were allegations of sexual harassment going on. An unnamed source says that the assistant left a detailed letter to her attorney describing the pattern of harassment. This included alleged inappropriate comments about her appearance and propositions that caused her to stress and not be able to work. It is also alleged that Reid asked her to lay with him on a hotel bed so they could hug.
In addition, the letter also allegedly threatened to start a lawsuit if a settlement was not reached. This prompted a domestic investigation by Sony to confirm the situation.
The woman has not been identified, but the alleged letter was sent sometime in March 2017.
L.A. Reid is a music industry legend. He is known for working with major artists, including OutKast, TLC, Usher, and T.I. While he was at Island Def Jam, he worked with Rihanna, Kanye West, and many other top entertainers.
Since the incident has been brought to light, Reid has not yet released a statement about his departure from Epic Records or the allegations of sexual harassment.
Sony Epic Records has not issued an official statement on the reason for Reid’s departure. They also have not addressed whether such a letter exists that details the sexual harassment allegations.