Former Billings Clinic CEO accused of 'almost daily' sexual harassment  

A recent complaint sheds light on why Billings (Mont.) Clinic may have ousted CEO Randall Gibb, MD, last month.

An administrative office employee filed a complaint June 4 alleging Dr. Gibb sexually harassed her almost daily, and that several members of senior leadership did nothing to stop it, according to a report from The Billings Gazette.

The complaint alleges Dr. Gibb made masturbation jokes, crude sexual remarks and inappropriate gestures nearly every day after he was named CEO in 2017. The employee worked as an assistant to Dr. Gibb in years prior, while he was CMO and acting CEO, and alleges he made "off" comments during that time, but that the harassment intensified after he became CEO.

The complaint also names at least four members of senior leadership who allegedly witnessed the harassment and said nothing or laughed at the remarks. The employee took medical leave due to the stress of the harassment, and in a meeting with supervisors when she returned and shared her concerns, she alleges she was demoted.

Billings Clinic told The Billings Gazette that leadership notified the board after they became aware of the complaint, hired an independent law group to investigate and fired Dr. Gibb May 21. At the time of Dr. Gibb's termination, the board declined to share reasons for his dismissal.

In a statement issued through his attorney, Dr. Gibb denied the allegations.

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