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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been accused of sexual harassment and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a news report.
Citing of legal letters, Business Insider reports that the security chief has been accused by two former employees of Zuckerberg domestic staff. The former employees are represented by high-profile law firm, The Bloom Firm.
The letters reportedly described pervasive discriminatory behavior and severe levels of sexual harassment and battery, including racist and homophobic comments about the members of Zuckerberg’s staff and his wife Priscilla Chan.
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The security chief, Liam Booth, is a former Secret Service officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has the family’s charitable organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, since 2017.
In a statement by e-mail to Fox News, Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Chan Zuckerberg Family Office, said that the Cab is on administrative leave pending completion of an investigation into the allegations.
“The allegations against Liam Booth were brought into the office of the attention for the first time by The Flourishing Company after two ex-employees had left employment by the family office, and is assisted by a legal counsel.,” he said. “As soon as The Bloom Company presented these allegations, the family office engaged Munger, Tolles & Olson, an external law firm, to conduct an investigation of all the allegations made by The Bloom Company to determine whether the claims have merit. The investigation is ongoing.”
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Founded in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative describes its mission as seeking “new ways to use technology, community-driven solutions and collaboration to accelerate progress in Science, Education, and within our Justice & Opportunities to work.”
Fox News has reached out to The Bloom Company with a request to comment on this story.
Facebook spent $20 million of expenses for Zuckerberg and his family at his homes and while traveling in 2018, according to a regulatory filing.
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Fox News has reached Iconiq Capital, the company that manages Zuckerberg’s affairs, including security, with a request to comment on this story.
The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers