(FreedomBeacon.com)- Zia Chishti, the multimillionaire creator of Invisalign braces, stepped down from the technology company he runs last week after a female employee accused him of sexually grooming her and then beating her during sexual activity. 28-year-old Tatiana Spottiswoode, a former employee, claimed that Chishti groomed her when she was 21 years old and then pressured her into having sex with him – when he then allegedly assaulted her.
Giving evidence to the House Judiciary Committee, Spottiswoode described what happened to her and the injuries she suffered.
Chishti left Invisalign back in 2003 and since 2005 has been the CEO of technology, software, and artificial intelligence company Afiniti. The company is extremely high profile, having previously employed the former leaders of Spain, Bermuda, and even Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. Afiniti has also worked with former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Princess Beatrice is facing increasing calls to step down from her position in the company and follow in the footsteps of former Prime Minister. David Cameron who quit his role in the company. Currently, Princess Beatrice serves as the vice president of strategy and partnerships.
A spokesperson for Afiniti said on Thursday that Zia Chishti had stepped down from the company as the Chief Executive Officer.
It’s unclear why Princess Beatrice is being pressured to step down from the role when she had no involvement with the alleged crime. Currently, the British royal – who is not considered a “working” royal in that she does not perform royal duties on a full-time basis – splits her time between the United States and England as part of her role in the company.
A spokesperson for Afiniti previously said that Chishti “strongly disputes all accusations against him,” but no word has been offered since on why he chose to step down.
Afiniti provides artificial intelligence technology that is commonly used by call centers. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Bermuda.