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L.A. Reid’s accuser alleges Sony executives knew of harassment complaints

A woman accusing record executive Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid of sexual harassment has alleged bosses at Epic Records failed to act on her complaints.
The unnamed complainant, who worked as an assistant under Reid at Epic, detailed her claims in a letter sent to lawyers at Sony, Epic’s parent company in March (17).
The 60-year-old music mogul departed Epic after six years heading the label last week (end14May17), and the first reports of his female co-worker’s allegations emerged on Sunday (14May17).
According to editors at Billboard magazine, the woman’s letter also alleges executives at Sony were made aware of her complaint but refused to act.
An insider told the publication that the woman’s letter states she made her immediate supervisor aware Reid had made unwanted advances towards her and then took her complaint to a high ranking Epic executive.
She was then reportedly told, “Before you say anything more, think about what that means for you. Just think about what it means.”
Sony bosses have not commented on the matter other than to issue a short statement which read, “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.”
However a label insider told The New York Post that executives at the company were determined to act to prevent sexual harassment.
“We are not allowing a culture like that in this company, no matter how much a person brings to the bottom line,” the source said.
The female assistant’s letter reportedly accuses Reid of making unwanted advances towards her at a company party in December (16), alleges he made suggestive comments about her appearance and that he harassed her in a hotel room while on company business.

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