L.A. Reid Accused of Sexual Harassment
Just days after it was reported that L.A. Reid was leaving Sony Music, new details have surfaced alleging just why the Epic Records chairman may have exited. Reportedly, one of Reid’s co-workers complained about several instances of alleged sex harassment.
The 60-year old music industry veteran allegedly made inappropriate physical advances toward an assistant at last December’s company holiday party, among other instances, according to a March 22 letter a lawyer for the woman sent to Julie Swidler, Sony Music’s General Counsel, said a source who provided details from the letter.
The female assistant, whose name The Post is withholding, also claims Reid, who has led Epic for nearly six years, also asked her to lie down in bed with him and give him a hug while the two were at a hotel while traveling on business, the letter alleges. Reid, who is married, also made comments about what clothes he liked her to wear and described her as looking “fine,” the letter claims.
Reid, nor his camp or Sony/Epic, have yet to comment.