Warner Music Sweden has now reportedly fired a top executive over multiple claims of sexual misconduct that included the label’s employees and its artists. The man, who’s identity has been kept anonymous, was initially suspended from his role on Nov. 16, when news first surfaced of his alleged wrongdoing.
On Friday (Dec. 1), Warner Music Sweden were informed of the man’s firing and a spokesperson confirmed the news to Swedish tabloid AftonBladet.
Billboard reached out to Warner Music Sweden but did not hear back at time of publishing.
“After a thorough independent investigation we have terminated this person’s employment,” the spokesperson told AftonBladet in a statement that has been translated to appear here. “We are determined to learn from this event and we are now conducting a review of our internal code of conduct, reporting procedures and education programs. We are grateful for the courage of those who dared to emerge and there is a great inherent power in our company and in our industry to carry out a meaningful and lasting change.”
The exec had reportedly been previously set to transfer to Warner Music’s London office in January. Music Business Worldwide reported last month that Warner Music UK was unaware of the abuse allegations before extending the job offer.
News of the alleged misconduct leaked on the same day that Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter published an open letter signed by almost 2,000 women in the Swedish music industry condemning rampant sexual harassment and the environmental conditions that lead to such activity.