After news of L.A. Reid stepping down from his post as the head of Epic Records, caused the music world to wonder why. Now we might be understanding the possible reasons..
A report from The New York Post, suggests Reid was ousted from the Sony Music imprint after one of his co-workers complained to the label about “several instances” of sexual harassment.
In a letter the accuser wrote to Sony Music’s General Counsel Julie Swidler, the accuser claimed the 60-year-old Reid, who’s a married man, made “inappropriate physical advances” toward her at a Christmas party last December.
The letter also claimed Reid asked her to lay down with him and give him a hug while they were in a hotel on a business trip and that Reid made comments about the clothes she wore and described her as looking “fine.” The Post is withholding the name of the alleged victim.
These claims were not addressed in Sony’s original statement, which read simply, “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.” Now that we know about the claims, though, we understand why Reid’s departure makes sense.
Reid is reportedly talking to Warner Music Group’s Len Blavatnik about a position running the Warner Bros. Record label.