Fil-Am US CEO Kiwi Camara steps down amid harassment claims
Turning your back on a $110 million salary package must be for some heavy reason, and Filipino American Kiwi Camara did just that when he resigned from his CEO position following harassment allegations.
A few months back, the youngest Harvard Law School graduate at age 19 and tech CEO Kiwi Camara was in the spotlight for being the first Filipino-American who ousted Apple’s Tim Cook’s earnings; he’s center stage again, but all for the wrong reasons.
Camara, 39 years old, the legal genius and founder of CS Disco, a Texas-based tech company that creates software to help lawyers with their workflows, has lost his $110 million pay package as a result of his resignation last September 10, as reported by WSJ on Wednesday.
While the report claimed that sexual misconduct was the reason for his exit, it also said that his resignation wasn’t voluntary. Instead, he was dismissed due to the accusations.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 20, 2023
According to the report, he allegedly shoved a piece of meat into a young female employee’s face during a dinner on September 6, telling her to eat it “like an animal.”
This didn’t go down well, as Camara even groped her before attempting to persuade her to go back with him to his condo, the report mentioned.
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Furthermore, it wasn’t the first time similar incidents took place. The report also said that Camara had a penchant for throwing alcohol-fueled social parties. Some of these resulted in uncomfortable incidents.
In one instance, he reportedly urged employees to drink tequila shots during a happy hour before inviting selected guests to a dinner. Last year, concerns were raised to the ethics department about his behavior towards female employees, including accusations of inappropriate hiring practices, unusual social gatherings, and straight-out offensive comments.
🔸CS Disco CEO Kiwi Camara Resigned After Board Started Probe – Sources — WSJ
🔸CS Disco Employees Reported That Camara Groped Female Employee at Dinner With Staff – Sources — WSJ$LAW
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) September 20, 2023
Accusations of questionable methods of hiring female receptionists based on their looks also surfaced. He also allegedly pressured young female staff in the Emerging Leader Rotational Program. It made them feel like contenders in real-life “Love Island” drama.
A previous ELRP spilled some deets to WSJ, revealing that Camara would stay stuff like, “I’ll fire you if you don’t do things my way.”
These complaints have reached the company’s ethics hotline, but the results of the investigations remain undisclosed. Neither CS Disco nor Kiwi Camara has responded regarding the allegations.
What happens next depends on the truth that will soon emerge.