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Wellpoint CFO Fired

CFO Allegedly Spreads Love and STDs

Between employees getting spanked, a company losing $7.2 billion due to fraud, and watching porn at work, we've sure had a lot to gab about lately. It makes me wonder if more companies have scandalous behavior than not. The latest? Wellpoint Inc. CFO David C. Colby was fired for misconduct last spring and we're just finding out what that means.

They're calling him the "corporate Casanova" but I'm inclined to say that he's just kinda creepy. There are a series of lawsuits against the ex-executive from women around the country that are furious with his shenanigans involving sex, lies and insensitivity. The allegations range from one woman saying Colby got her pregnant and text messaged her ABORT!! to others saying he gave them STDs, and twelve women claiming he proposed to them.

Wellpoint got rid of their superstar CFO because he violated their code of conduct, but interestingly none of the allegations against him are for sexual harassment. His womanizing was targeted at women who worked at the company but mostly women outside it, and the accusers suing Colby are doing so because they were "ill-used" by him.

Do you think it makes sense that an executive's behavior outside the office could get him fired?


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cubadog cubadog 9 years
What he does outside on the office on his own time is his own business. It should only be a problem if he was doing it on company time and on the compay dime. There is no question the guy is an asshole but these woman also need to take some of the responsibility for being played. At the end of the day no one wants to look or feel stupid and I think that is what bothers these women the most.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That one woman conveniently got pregnant. I think they were loving the attention and money. That said, he's an as*hole. And so not cute, no Don Juan, imo. I guess the $$$ made up for that.
gigill gigill 9 years
Well if I were a corporation I wouldn't want someone like that representing my work, so yeah...he'd be let go!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
sounds like none of those women's had their arms twisted - so nope
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
wow that's just sick. to think that some guy is using his power (i'd imagine that it's his way in). i don't know - i can understand the hooking up via the workplace since you spend so much time there - but that's excessive - what this guy did
ThePit ThePit 9 years
His behavior reflects on the company as a whole. IMO he should have been fired sooner.
anakiya anakiya 9 years
I agree. I know that a person's character is important but sometimes we tend to go a bit overboard. I know most industries take this route.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I would say no. He shouldn't have been fired for his behavior outside of the office.
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