The Oxford Shoe Company’s CEO to be suspended amid sexual harassment allegations


Oxford Shoes CEO Scott Richey is suspended pending an investigation into allegations that he made inappropriate advances to subordinates, sources told NBC News.

Richeys office confirmed the suspension Monday evening.

He was also fired from the company, which is owned by his brother.

Sources told NBC that Richeies personal lawyer is assisting the company with the investigation.

Riches attorney did not immediately return a message left Monday at his office.

The Oxford shoes scandal was one of several high-profile workplace harassment cases that have rocked the apparel industry in recent months.

Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apologized for a workplace environment in which he made sexual advances toward his assistant, Holly Johnson, as they worked on a project, the Associated Press reported.

The scandal also involved former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who was fired in February after multiple women said he made unwanted sexual advances.