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Ex-McDonald’s CEO Fires Back at Chain’s Effort to Strip Pay

  • Easterbrook denies he covered up relationships with employees
  • McDonald’s sued executive over sexual relations with workers
Steve Easterbrook
Steve Easterbrook Photographer: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg
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McDonald’s Corp.’s former Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook fired back at his former company for suing to clawback tens of millions of dollars in compensation, denying company claims he covered up sexual relationships with subordinates.

McDonald’s officials claimed that after firing Easterbrook last year they found new information that showed the former top executive “concealed evidence and lied about his wrongdoing.” Easterbrook says McDonald’s had the information about his relationships with employees when it negotiated his separation agreement.