McDonald's slams 'morally bankrupt' ex-CEO amid battle over affairs
McDonald’s sues former CEO Steve Easterbook
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano discusses McDonald’s lawsuit against its former CEO Steve Easterbook which accuses him of lying about sexual relationships he had with employees, calling it an ‘enormous embarrassment’ for the company. Then he later talks about Fortnite’s lawsuit against Apple and Google.
McDonald’s blasted its former CEO Steve Easterbrook on Monday for seeking to wiggle out of the company’s lawsuit accusing him of accusing him of lying about trysts with underlings.
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In a fiery statement Monday, the fast-food giant called Easterbrook’s bid to dismiss the suit as “morally bankrupt,” and argued in legal papers that he should be forced to defend himself in court.
“When McDonald’s investigated, its CEO lied,” the Chicago-based chain said in a court filing. “… Easterbrook should be required to defend his conduct on the merits and in this court.”
“His argument that he should not be held responsible for even repeated bad acts is morally bankrupt and fails under the law,” McDonald’s added in a statement to the press.
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McDonald’s is seeking to claw back the roughly $42 million it paid Easterbrook when he was ousted over a separate romance in November. The deal was based partly on Easterbrook’s claim that he hadn’t had any other sexual relationships with employees — but McDonald’s recently found “dozens of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit” photos and videos proving that was false, the company has said.
Easterbrook moved to have the complaint tossed on Aug. 14, saying McDonald’s should have known about the steamy messages because they remained on the company’s email server after he deleted them from his cellphone.