Lawyers are investigating the use of company resources by outgoing Meta Platforms Inc chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg for several years, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Several employees were interviewed as part of the investigation by Facebook parent Meta, the WSJ reported, adding that the investigation had been ongoing since at least last fall.
Meta and Sandberg did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Among the activities examined are the work of Meta employees to support Sandberg’s foundation, Lean In, and for writing and promoting his second book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. “, adds the report.
Earlier in June, Sandberg, whose close partnership with CEO Mark Zuckerberg fueled the growth of the world’s largest social network, announced his departure from the company after 14 years.
Chief growth officer Javier Olivan is expected to take over as chief operating officer, although Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to replace Sandberg’s role directly within the company’s existing structure. company.
Sandberg said she would continue to serve on Meta’s board after leaving the company in the fall.
(Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
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