Thursday, September 10, 2020

"the former eBay communications chief whose correspondence surfaced as part of a harassment scandal ... was named the new president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley"

“After several months partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to find the next President and CEO of our organization, the Board unanimously concluded that Steve Wymer is the right leader to step into this critical leadership role


EBay said at the time that Wymer’s departure from the company in September 2019 — just eight months after he joined eBay — was tied to his involvement in the “suspicious actions” carried out against [two bloggers].
If you missed the story:
Six former eBay employees have been charged with a bizarre stalking campaign against an e-commerce newsletter. The Department of Justice alleges that [they] harassed the couple who published the newsletter for their negative eBay coverage — sending them online threats and abuse, mailing live insects and a “bloody pig face” mask, and driving to their Massachusetts home to surveil them. The plan was allegedly hatched after eBay’s now-former CEO objected to the newsletter editor’s coverage and told another executive to “take her down.”