Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg could have buried controversial tales about Bobby Kotick

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As if Activision Blizzard didn’t have sufficient on its plate at current, the Wall Street Journal right now dropped a bombshell report involving its controversial CEO Bobby Kotick and Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg. The two had been one thing of an govt energy couple a number of years in the past, however the Journal reviews that, throughout the time they had been collectively, Sandberg allegedly moved to squash some doubtlessly damaging tales about Kotick that had been as a consequence of run on MailOnline, the net element of the Daily Mail.

In 2016 and 2019, MailOnline was engaged on a narrative involving the submitting of a restraining order towards Kotick by an ex-girlfriend. Sandberg reportedly contacted MailOnline with a view to cease the story from operating, and was profitable each instances. On high of that, a few of the Journal’s sources claimed that Kotick was heard saying that Sandberg had threatened MailOnline with a view to cease the story from going to print, though sources on the Daily Mail claimed they didn’t really feel threatened.

Sandberg has a popularity for championing ladies’s rights, and based the nonprofit LeanIn again in 2013. As such, the allegations are a very unhealthy look. Meta is now reportedly investigating Sandberg to see if she violated firm coverage, however the firm additionally made a press release to the Journal saying that she “never threatened the MailOnline’s business relationship with Facebook in order to influence an editorial decision.”