Sheryl Sandberg questioned by Meta Lawyers for using company resources: report

Sheryl Sandberg joined Meta (then Facebook) in 2008 after working with Google.

Meta’s attorneys are investigating the involvement of Facebook personnel in its foundation and other entities where Sandberg has used company resources.

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  • Last update:June 11, 2022, 5:24 p.m. HST
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Amid allegations that Sheryl Sandberg misused company resources, Meta lawyers are investigating the outgoing chief operating officer, according to media reports.

The investigation dates back “several years” and examines the work of Meta employees on Sandberg’s personal projects, Engadget reported, citing the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

When Sandberg first announced her departure from the company, WSJ reported that the company was examining whether she misused company resources to plan her upcoming wedding. Now the report has shed a little more light on the investigation.

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The meta-lawyers are reportedly looking into Facebook staff’s involvement in founding Sandberg Lean In and their work to help promote his latest book, “Option B.”

The company is also investigating reports that Sandberg used Facebook staffers to try to kill a negative story about his former partner, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, according to the report.

The company may seek to avoid regulatory issues that may arise if such work is not properly disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sandberg could potentially “be asked to reimburse the company for the time employees spend on her personal work,” according to the report.

Meta declined to comment to the WSJ.

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