Ex-McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook — who was ousted earlier this month for having an affair with an worker — had a romantic relationship with a second girl working for the quick meals big, based on a brand new report.
Easterbrook, 52, was courting public relations staffer Denise Paleothodoros when he grew to become CEO in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported. Paleothodoros, 46, was working for Golin, an adviser to the quick meals big, on the time, and labored on the McDonald’s account.
She knowledgeable her firm of the connection when Easterbrook grew to become CEO, and she or he was faraway from the account to “keep away from any battle of curiosity,” Golin informed the paper. McDonald’s additionally signed off on the connection.
“Steve and I have been in a relationship and that ended amicably some time in the past,” stated Paleothodoros, who’s now an govt director at Golin. The pair dated for about two years, the Journal reported, citing sources.
The dad-of-three was separated from his spouse when he joined McDonald’s. The couple has since divorced.
Easterbrook’s firing was revealed earlier this month after McDonald’s deemed he violated firm coverage by having a consensual affair with a feminine worker. He admitted to the misconduct in an apology e-mail to workers.
The McDonald’s board employed a New York Metropolis regulation agency to conduct an exterior investigation into the connection three weeks in the past, based on The Journal.
Easterbrook agreed to a settlement Oct. 31 and was fired the following day, the paper reported.