L.A. Reid Exits Epic Records
Music executive L.A. Reid has departed his post as CEO of Epic Records. A letter penned to Sony Music by a former employee and her attorney claimed alleged sexual harassment. Sony issued a brief statement on Reid’s departure: “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.”
LA Times reports;
In the trade publication’s report, the 60-year-old executive was accused of making remarks about the type of clothing he wanted her to wear and “propositions that caused her embarrassment and distress.” The letter, according to Billboard, threatened litigation if a settlement couldn’t be reached.
Sources confirmed to The Times that the allegations surrounding Reid were a catalyst for his exit.
Sony declined to comment, and a lawyer for Reid didn’t return request for comment.
One source, who worked with the executive during his time on “X Factor,” said he demanded the women he worked with had “blowouts, makeup, the whole nine” on a daily basis.
Also on Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” Joe Budden said, “this speaks to the issue of powerful men and how they’re able to come and go as they please.”