Two Snap execs forced out after probe into relationship with outside contractor

Two Snap execs forced out after probe into relationship with outside contractor
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Two Snap executives were forced out of the company sometime in the last few weeks after an investigation found one of them had an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The company's head of global security Francis Racioppi was fired by the Snapchat parent company late last month after an investigation found that he had an undisclosed relationship with a woman he hired as a contractor, according to the Journal. He reportedly ended her contract after their relationship came to a close.

Racioppi told the Journal on Friday that he did nothing wrong and had retained a lawyer to challenge “the veracity of the investigation as well as the results.” 

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Head of human resources Jason Halbert left the company this week. While he reportedly was not involved directly with the situation, he did hire Racioppi.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel asked Halbert to leave for both the hiring and performance-related issues, according to the Journal.

Snap did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment on Friday.