In a new report, Microsoft executives have called out verbal harassment and sexual harassment

In a new report, Microsoft executives have called out verbal harassment and sexual harassment

Microsoft executives (both former and current) have been accused in a fresh inquiry, citing poor communication among employees, including verbal abuse and sexual harassment.

According to an Insider (via Windows Central), Microsoft''s Alex Kipman, Terry Myerson, and Tom Keane have all been accused of creating a hazardous workplace environment during their time with the company.

Most notably and incredibly illinoise, Kipman (who currently supervises Microsoft''s metaverse actions) is said to have watched inappropriate footage via a VR headset, which was then projected onto an external screen while in a room filled with his colleagues.

"In the video that smashed the screen, several young ladies in skimpy clothes slammed on a bed, and a sexualized pillow fight ensued," according to Insider.

Unified workers described the scene as "VR porn" and said those present "exchanged confused glances" and several of them (understandably) went on to leave the room. After this incident, many women described the situation as "very uncomfortable."

Kipman is accused in a report of fostering "a culture that minimizes women''s contributions" and a narrative of an incident in which Kipman rubbed a female worker''s shoulders even after she deliberately "shrugged her shoulders" in an effort to make him stop and look "deeply uncomfortable."

In Insider''s report, Terry Myerson, who previously overseeed Windows, and Tom Keane, a corporate vice president of the company''s Azure cloud-computing business.

During a Microsoft event, Myerson reportedly had a "meltdown," where he verbally berated "everyone." This reportedly resulted in his departure from the company in 2018.

The story of Keane is similar, with the former executive being accused of making his employees cry in public and operating things like a dictatorship (the result of which saw those affected dub him "King Tom."

In January, Keane was resigned from the Microsoft office, but he continues to oversee "hundreds of employees."

Eurogamer has reached out to Microsoft for more information on the report.

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