McDonald’s has accused its former chief executive of staging a “morally bankrupt” challenge against its legal action.
It said that Steve Easterbrook, who is originally from Watford, should be “held responsible” for his actions as it fights to retrieve the $40 million payoff he is understood to have received. His lawyers have sought to dismiss the company’s case.
Last year Mr Easterbrook, 53, was dismissed for exchanging sexual text messages with a colleague in what was said to be a non-physical relationship.
McDonald’s launched legal proceedings last month, claiming that he had lied about sexual relationships with three other employees. “Dozens” of sexually explicit pictures and videos were sent from his work email to a personal account, court documents said.
Mr Easterbrook’s legal