Koch Leader Was Forced Out Over Alleged Adultery

CNBC reports:

The libertarian political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, has been rocked by an alleged extramarital affair involving a departing leader, as well as an exodus of key donors. CNBC also has learned that Americans for Prosperity, which has over three million volunteers spread across 35 states, recently quietly settled a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and retaliation in the group’s North Carolina branch.

Phillips is said to have had what’s described as an extramarital affair with a Virginia-based Republican official, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The group would not confirm or deny to CNBC what it had uncovered during the probe of Phillips. Instead, it provided the same statements they did to the Washington Examiner, who first reported Phillips was quitting.

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