Meg Whitman, CEO of the upcoming Quibi short-form video streamer, lashed out against the media at an “all hands” staff meeting last Thursday, “drawing an analogy between reporters who cultivate sources and sexual predators who prey on underage victims,” reports The Information, based on “two people who heard her comments.”
The sources said that Whitman made the comments while noting that someone had leaked an internal memo about a recent fundraising from Quibi’s CFO. The Information reported on that memo on January 10.
They story adds that some Quibi employees reportedly found Whitman’s remarks “strange and off-putting.”
In response, Quibi issued a statement saying in part: “This reporting from The Information is materially inaccurate... Quibi has the utmost respect for journalists and has hired and is partnering with some of the most trusted names in news and information."