Lawyers investigating her have interviewed several employees since the fall and are examining her use of corporate personnel to assist with personal projects dating back several years, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
The investigation is trying to determine the extent to which she leaned on corporate staffers to help with her women’s advocacy group, Lean In, and to help her sell her second book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, according to the report. Other points of inquiry that were previously reported include her use of Meta resources to organize her wedding and to try to suppress negative stories about her former boyfriend.
“Sheryl did not inappropriately use company resources in connection with the planning of her wedding,” a spokeswoman for Sandberg said last week.
At the beginning of June, Sandberg announced she was stepping down from her post at Meta after 14 years. In private, she has told confidants that she was burned out and apprehensive about tackling chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse initiatives, according to the report, which also noted sources who said Sandberg had been irritated by the inquiry, but it did not motivate her resignation.
The Washington Examiner reached out to a Meta representative for comment.