I read the phrase "once Ring was made aware of the alleged conduct" (emph mine) to imply that it was an outside complaint, that Ring was 'made aware' of.
There's also the thought experiment "what would the scummy company likely do?".
Would they fire someone if it was an internal audit and they could otherwise cover the whole matter up?
If it was an external complaint, would they fire someone so that they could show they were "taking complaints seriously"?