Go read this report about Dan Price, the ‘ethical’ tech CEO accused of predatory behavior by a dozen women

Go read this report about Dan Price, the ‘ethical’ tech CEO accused of predatory behavior by a dozen women

Published August 19, 2022
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You’ve probably seen posts from Dan Price, a Seattle-based tech CEO who regularly goes viral for his activism-tinged posts about treating employees well, politics, and how he’s not like other guys when it comes to his leadership style.

“An actual good CEO would never do layoffs ever,” reads one. “A male president was so angry he lost that he incited a mob against the U.S. Capitol. I never want to hear again that women would be ‘too emotional’ to be president,” goes another.

But for years, Price used the progressive good boss persona he cultivated online to allegedly lure, assault, and abuse women, according to a detailed investigation by The New York Times. Price, who was the head of Gravity Payments, resigned as CEO on Wednesday, the day before the Times story was published.

This is far from the first time allegations of Price’s behavior have been made public — it’s happened several times before, and in each case, Price was able to resume building his brand as a “best boss in America.” After Price got scores of good press in 2015 for raising his employees’ minimum pay to $70,000, a Bloomberg Businessweek report — written by Karen Weise, who also wrote the Times piece — detailed the holes in his story. It also noted that his ex-wife had accused him of domestic violence in a TEDx talk that the public never saw. The Times writes: