Nike founder Phil Knight recently made an appearance on CBS This Morning to speak about the company’s growth and recent firings executives amid harassment and discrimination allegations.
According to reports, in an internal survey Nike employees have detailed a toxic workplace ripe with instances verbal and emotional abuse toward women, including a boss who allegedly threw his car keys at a female employee while calling her a “stupid bitch” and another incident in which a current employee says she was forcibly kissed in a bathroom by a supervisor.
As a result the New York Times’ report in March, as many as 14 senior-level employees have left the company, including Trevor Edwards, president the Nike brand, and Jayne Martin, Edwards’s lieutenant, who oversaw much Nike’s global business.
Phil Knight described the reports workplace misconduct as shocking during today’s appearance on CBS.
Check out his full interview below.