(Reuters) – Lawyers are investigating Meta Platforms Inc.’s outgoing chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s use of the company’s resources for several years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, quoting people familiar with the matter.
Several employees have been interviewed in connection with the investigation of the Facebook parent Meta, WSJ reported and added that the investigation has been ongoing since at least last autumn.
Meta and Sandberg did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Among the activities examined are Meta employees’ work to support the Sandberg Foundation, Lean In, and to write and market her second book, “Option B: Meeting adversity, building resilience and finding joy”;, the report adds.
Earlier in June, Sandberg, whose close collaboration with CEO Mark Zuckerberg drove the growth of the world’s largest social network, announced that she was leaving the company after 14 years.
Chief Growth Officer Javier Olivan will take over as chief operating officer, although Zuckerberg said he did not plan to replace Sandberg’s role directly within the company’s existing structure.
Sandberg said she will continue to sit on Meta’s board after leaving the company in the autumn.