Kiwi Kamara, Harvard Law’s youngest graduate and founder of legal tech firm CS Disco, made headlines last week. Unexpected resignationReleasing a pay package estimated at $110 million.
The origin, however, takes a darker turn according to reports Wall Street Journal Kamara was ousted on charges of sexual misconduct. He is said to have carried out a disturbing act by picking up a young female worker and forcing fried meat on her face during dinner.
CS DISCO initially downplayed Kamara’s resignation, saying it was unrelated to any operational or policy disagreements. However, the WSJ Since then, it has reported a series of serious misconduct allegations, with company sources telling the newspaper that the board is investigating allegations of sexual assault against a female employee during a company dinner on September 6.
Former and current employees described a pattern of behavior that included alcohol-fueled social events hosted by the CEO. On the night in question, Camara reportedly encouraged employees to enjoy tequila shots at happy hour before inviting them to dinner.
Witnesses say he forcefully shoved food in front of a young female worker and insisted she eat it “like an animal” and pulled it away.
The witnesses said. WSJ Kamara tries to convince the visibly uncomfortable employee to return to his apartment. The staff immediately reported the incident to CS Disco’s head of HR, and this is not the first time such complaints have been raised.
Last year, concerns about Kamara’s behavior towards female employees, including hiring practices, social gatherings and inappropriate comments, were reported to the company’s ethics hotline. These charges have been investigated, but the results have not been disclosed.
Neither CS DISCOM nor Kamara responded. Fortune Request for feedback.
Additional allegations suggest that Camara had an abusive approach to hiring female receptionists based on their appearance and pressured youth workers in the emerging leader rotation program to socialize. Some liken the experience to the TV show “Love Island.”
A former LRP associate said. WSJ Kamara used his position of power to pressure the young workers to conform: “He would say things like, ‘If you don’t do it my way, I’ll fire you.’
Who is Kiwi Kamara?
Born in the Philippines, the tech giant graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 19, attended high school at 14, and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in computer science at 16.
Even then, his education was marred by misconduct. In the year During his first year at Harvard Law in 2002, he made racist comments. Like CamaraHe followed him as he entered the working world and was rejected by major law firms.
So Camara started his own law firm, Camara & Sibley, before founding CS Disco in 2013.
The company, which uses new technologies such as artificial intelligence, employs hundreds of employees, which Camara calls “Discovian,” to help lawyers sift through documents and identify potential evidence.
In July 2021, CS Disco debuted on the New York Stock Exchange and, although the stock has underperformed since then, it has become One of the richest CEOs in the world.
Last year, the ousted boss earned $110 million, making him one of Apple’s top nine CEOs.
CEO misconduct is on the rise.
If it sounds like the number of CEOs making headlines for all the wrong reasons is on the rise, it is.
Research shows that the number of fired executives is on the rise as the #meto movement affects how we treat leaders in the corporate world.
In the year Data from Exchange.com, which has tracked CEO departures for companies in the Russell 3000 stock index since early 2017, shows that misconduct-related exits are rare but on the rise.
Meanwhile, half of the CEOs of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies resigned last year, up from 14 percent in 2017, according to the Conference Board.
Just yesterday, Cboe Global Markets CEO and Chairman Edward Tilley joined BP’s Bernard Looney and CNN’s Jeff Zucker. List of leaders to be deported For unspecified relationships with colleagues.
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