back to article Reports link Bill Gates' departure from Microsoft board in 2020 with probe into employee affair

The Microsoft board was conducting an investigation into Bill Gates' alleged "inappropriate" romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee when he resigned in 2020, according to two investigative reports that appeared over the weekend. The employee was not named and a Gates Ventures spokesperson denied the two …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Always the ones you least expect

    Bill Gates joining John Major in that category

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Always the ones you least expect

      Does discretion get you a better class of ass?

      1. Korev Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: Always the ones you least expect

        > Does discretion get you a better class of ass?

        Doesn’t that get you arrested in most countries?

    2. Korev Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Always the ones you least expect

      Always the ones you least expect

      Bill Gates joining John Major in that category

      I was going to eat a Curry for dinner, but that’s put me off

      1. tip pc Silver badge
        Unhappy

        Re: Always the ones you least expect

        down vote for putting me off my curry.

        that was really not needed

        1. tip pc Silver badge

          Re: Always the ones you least expect

          And swmbo cooked curried pork.

          Serves me right.

        2. Tim99 Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: Always the ones you least expect

          Better than (salmonella) eggs?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Always the ones you least expect

        Safest to stick with the peas ... I hear that they are good tonight.

        1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

          Re: Always the ones you least expect

          And avoid eggs...

      3. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
        Mushroom

        Re: Always the ones you least expect

        Were you going to have a "Vindaloo"?

        Edwina Currie was known by fellow MPs and the press corps as "Vindaloo"

    3. wolfetone Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Always the ones you least expect

      I wonder if John Major egged Gates on with it?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Embrace, extend, extinguish

    ^ Management summary: Bill Gates' marriage.

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Embrace, extend, extinguish

      You’d have thought that IE6 would be sufficient grounds…

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "We have asked Microsoft for comment."

    On what?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "We have asked Microsoft for comment."

      On why Teams is such a fustercluck?

  4. The Man Who Fell To Earth Silver badge
    FAIL

    Amicably

    "There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably."

    Then why did the employee bring it up almost 2 decades later?

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: Amicably

      That's what I was trying to figure out and why would that lead to Gates resigning from board's of directors?

      1. telecine

        Re: Amicably

        Definitely a distraction.

        The real truth will out ....

    2. RuffianXion

      Re: Amicably

      Post-pandemic financial crisis?

    3. Alumoi Silver badge

      Re: Amicably

      She heard about the divorce, duh!

  5. tip pc Silver badge
    Gimp

    Blue Screened?

    Looks like Bills been Blue screening at work.

  6. paul10

    Bill Gates

    A myth falls?

  7. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Gulfsteams

    Amongst his private jets are 2 Gulfstreams -

    His jets registration numbers are N887WM and N194WM. The WM probably stands for William and Melinda.

    https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-owners/bill-gates/private-jet/

    ...may be they'll soon be re-registered.

    He should follow Bezos and hook up with someone who holds a pilot's licence(s)

  8. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Joke

    French Gates?

    Surely, it is French Windows

    or left-pondian French Doors, but never, French Gates

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/french-windows

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: French Gates?

      For the avoidance of doubt, It's Bill (Henry) Gates and Melinda French Gates -- the French Gates refers to the wife as that's the name on her Twitters.

      C.

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        Re: French Gates?

        ...I did have second thoughts about my post after the editing window had elapsed.

        Thanks for the clarification

  9. Claverhouse Silver badge
    Meh

    None Of My Business

    And allegations about his dealings with the late Mr. Epstein are absurd.

    Bill --- as always --- was solely interested in acquiring some of Mr. Epstein's money, and saw an easy mark.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: None Of My Business

      Yeah, must be that.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Embrace, extend, extinguish

    It also seems our Bill had a relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein, while not erotic in nature was equally suspect:

    Joi Ito Already Admitted on the Record That Bill Gates Had Paid MIT Through Jeffrey Epstein

    http://techrights.org/2020/05/27/joi-ito-email/

    Massachusetts Institute of Tall Tales (MIT) Covers Up Bill Gates Bribery of MIT Through a High-Profile Pedophile, Citing No Evidence Other Than Representatives of Gates Himself

    http://techrights.org/2020/01/10/gates-sponsored-mit/

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      "Bill had a relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein"

      Yea, it's in our article, my guy.

      C.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Embrace, extend, extinguish

      Your choice of words is bad. Raping and harassing women, or men, is nothing erotic. Using ’erotic nature’ plays down what Esptein did, and what happened in MIT. I’m sure you didn’t mean it that way, but be careful with what you write.

  11. Cragganmore

    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned penetration testing yet... (OK I'll get my coat)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I’m told the divorce settlement is the first transfer of liquid assets between Bill and Melinda for a good long while.

  12. fredesmite2
    Mushroom

    Wow .. the dork was sticking his floppy

    into another floppy device while married ?

  13. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Billionaires

    That's an amount of lifestyle impacting wealth I can't comprehend. I admit that I wouldn't know how to conduct my personal life in that situation. I'd try to do much better, but that's like trying to imagine living in another dimension.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Billionaires

      I’ve got £20 in my wallet yet have still managed to remain a humble and beautiful being.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It just goes to show that those who are held up as paradigms of capitalism

    Are just people who will do anything for money, as per the first and oldest profession.

    Given enough time being told that you are not bound by the laws and morality of those you employ then what exactly is left to stop you from doing what every other person with ultimate power does? become ultimately corrupt

    In the US they create and foster their own monsters to keep their dream alive, a dream that is a nightmare for everyone else

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