Female job applicants for positions in Bill Gates’ private office were allegedly subjected to sexually suggestive questions, including inquiries about their sexual life and pornography habits, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, the security firm asked job applicants such questions to assess their vulnerability to blackmail. These questions also covered topics like past drug use and involvement in extramarital affairs.
The report reveals that inappropriate questions were asked to female candidates, such as their preferences regarding pornography and whether they possessed personal nude pictures on their phones.
It is alleged that a candidate was even asked if they had engaged in paid dancing and if they had a sexually transmitted disease. Notably, the report highlights that no male candidate was subjected to these types of questions.
A spokesperson for Gates’ office stated that they were unaware of any such questions being posed to applicants. They emphasized that such questions are inappropriate and, if the incident did occur as reported, it would be a violation of the agreement between ‘Gates Ventures’ and the contractor.