A former Warner Music Group staffer has come forward and accused EVP of A&R Jeff Fenster, CEO Stephen Cooper and another unnamed staff member of sexual misconduct. WMG have reportedly taken “disciplinary action” after Warner Bros in wake of the allegations.
An internal memo from Masha Osherova, WMG Human Resources EVP, and shared by Variety, did not name the accused, but acknowledged the events, alerting staff members of potential upcoming press coverage:
“I’m writing to let you know that a former Warner Bros. Records US employee has come forward with concerns about inappropriate behavior by several of our US executives. We are expecting some press coverage to appear soon, and I wanted you all to hear about it first from me.”
“As you would expect, we treated these concerns very seriously, and appointed an independent investigator to conduct a review. Some of the accusations were found to be true and, as a consequence, we are in the process of taking the appropriate disciplinary actions against the relevant employees. The press coverage regarding this matter will likely mention that our CEO, Steve Cooper, was accused of making an inappropriate remark at a party.”
Developments regarding the details of the alleged actions are yet to surface.