Republic Records president out amid sexual misconduct probe

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Republic Records president out amid sexual misconduct probe
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018 file photo, Charlie Walk participates in "The Four" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Walk is leaving Republic Records after an investigation into sexual misconduct. The company, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, said in a short statement Wednesday that “Republic Records and Charlie Walk have mutually agreed to part ways.” Walk had been on leave since January. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Charlie Walk is leaving Republic Records after a sexual misconduct investigation.

The company, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, said in a short statement Wednesday that “Republic Records and Charlie Walk have mutually agreed to part ways.”

Walk had been on leave since late January.

The company hired an independent law firm to investigate. Nothing was revealed Wednesday about its findings.

Former employee Tristan Coopersmith said Walk regularly made lewd comments to her when she worked for him at Columbia Records. She also says he put his hand on her thigh and once pushed her onto a bed.

Walk denied the allegations and said in a statement that “there has been an extreme rush to judgment against me.”