SCANDAL: Microsoft Exec Alex Kipman Resigns After Being Sued For Sexual Harassment

An internal report reveals that the co-creator of the HoloLens has engaged in inappropriate behavior with several employees.

Alex Kipman, co-creator of HoloLens, Microsoft's mixed reality headset, is leaving the Redmond company after more than 20 years, apparently mired in multiple accusations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse by other employees. The company has not confirmed the news publicly, although it did so internally through an email disclosed by Geekwire.

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Kipman's behavior would have long been under scrutiny at Microsoft. According to Business Insider, more than 25 employees contributed data to an internal report about the bad behavior of the aforementioned.

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Among these testimonies, not only inappropriate comments and unwanted physical contacts such as groping are exposed.

The co-creator of the HoloLens supposedlyplayed a virtual reality pornographic video in front of the other workers. At the moment, the company has not confirmed or rejected what was published by the aforementioned medium.

Kipman's departure will also cause a shakeup of the mixed reality teams. On the one hand, hardware development will be under the supervision of Panos Panay, as part of the Windows + Devices structure.

In addition, everything related to software will be under the tutelage of Jeff Teper in the Experiences + Devices division.

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