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Bill Gates was an office bully who brushed-off diversity initiatives as attempts to “destroy” Microsoft — and was once seen lying on top of a woman at a company event, according to a new report. A former executive told news site Insider that he saw Gates lying on top of a woman at 5 a.m. during a Microsoft retreat at a French Alps ski resort in 1988. The two were “just snuggling,” the ex-executive said — but the alleged cuddle session occurred the year after Gates started dating his wife-to-be Melinda. Elsewhere in the report, former Microsoft board member Maria Klawe accused Gates of dismissing diversity efforts during profanity-laden board meetings in the 2010s. When board members suggested considering more diverse candidates for future executive roles, Gates would reportedly reply, “Are you trying to effing destroy the company?” “The message was, ‘Caring about diversity has nothing to do with the success of Microsoft,’” said Klawe, a board member from 2009 to 2015. Another former Microsoft executive told Insider that Gates was an equal opportunity berater. “Bill yelled at everyone the same,” the executive said, adding that they appreciated the founder’s straightforwardness.

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