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Jeff Fenster, EVP Accused of Sexual Misconduct, to Exit Warner Bros. Records

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Jeff Fenster, the Warner Bros Records EVP of A&R who was recently accused of sexual misconduct by a female former executive, will step down from the company, a source close to the situation confirmed to Variety. Fenster and another, unnamed, executive were called out in a letter sent by the former staffer that was leaked […]

Warner Bros. Records EVP Jeff Fenster to Be Disciplined Over Sexual Misconduct Accusation (Report)

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Warner Bros. Records executive vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster will be disciplined after being accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who formerly worked as an executive at the company, Billboard reports.

Another unnamed executive will also face disciplinary action, according to Billboard.

Warner Music Group issued a statement thanking the former employee for coming forward, according to Billboard, but declined to name the accused executives.

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“We are grateful to a former Warner Bros. Records employee for coming forward to raise these concerns with us,” the statement read, according to Billboard. “We appointed an independent investigator to conduct a thorough, in-depth investigation, as a consequence of which we are taking the appropriate disciplinary actions. The findings have also helped us identify areas where we can improve the enforcement of our policies and bolster our efforts to maintain a safe, respectful, and professional environment for all of our employees.”

Citing sources, Billboard said that the former female executive sent a letter detailing the allegations after she left the company.

TheWrap has reached out to Warner Bros. Records for comment.

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