The Calista Corporation is trying to keep a confidential report that might contain game-changing information about CEO Andrew Guy and a former Calista employee out of the public’s hands.
On Tuesday, Calista’s attorneys included the report in an affidavit they filed in the corporation's ongoing lawsuit against Wayne Don, Calista’s former chairman. Calista filed the report under seal so that the public can’t actually see it.
In a motion filed with the court, Calista argues that the confidential report “contains highly sensitive information about a former employee and a prospective Calista business partner.” The corporation says that it wants to protect the privacy of these individuals and believes that no public purpose would be served by compromising their privacy rights. Calista has also filed a motion asking Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi to rule quickly on keeping the report secret. Wayne Don’s attorney and co-defendant in the lawsuit, Sam Fortier, says that Calista is just trying to hide the truth.
This is just the latest twist in an ongoing power struggle between Calista’s CEO and its former chairman as the corporation's Annual Meeting approaches. At the root of the dispute is an unnamed Calista employee who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017; Don and Fortier claim that CEO Andrew Guy mishandled that complaint. Calista investigated the incident, and the corporation’s investigator produced a 200-page report that detailed what happened. That is the report the Calista Corporation has now sent to Judge Guidi and asked to have kept secret.
According to Fortier, the report contains a trove of salacious details about the sexual harassment. It also nails down what CEO Andrew Guy knew about the harassment, when he knew it, and what he did or didn’t do to stop it.
Fortier claims that the report proves that Don is telling the truth and that Guy did nothing to stop the harassment when it was reported to him. But Calista's lawsuit insists that CEO Andrew Guy responded to the allegations appropriately. The corporation argues that Don tried to use the sexual harassment complaint to his advantage in a failed boardroom coup against Guy, and that Don should therefore be removed from office.
Don and his co-defendants have 10 days left to respond to Calista’s accusations.