Another top exec is feeling the blowback of an extramarital affair.
Last week, Oracle president Charles Phillips pulled his hat down low after his former mistress, YaVaughnie Wilkins, proclaimed their love on billboards in three cities.
Now it's Warner Music co-chairman Michael Fleisher who's paying the price for a summer fling with a waitress half his age.
Lauren Shelley, a willowy 22-year-old college student, got to know Fleisher, 44, while she was waiting tables at Le Brasserie.
"He always gave me bigger tips than anyone else," Shelley tells us. "Last July, he asked me out for dinner. I did have a boyfriend. But I thought, 'Why not?'
"We went out to the Modern restaurant at the MoMA. It got really late. We'd been drinking. He said he was going to get a room at the Plaza."
What happened at the Plaza? "We definitely fooled around," she recalls.
Soon, she says, Fleisher invited her to dinner at the Grocery in Brooklyn Heights. They went to his nearby townhouse. "I saw his family pictures," she says. "He said, 'Well, actually I'm married.' He said his wife was living somewhere else and that meeting me had made him feel more strongly about separating."
According to Shelley, Fleisher said he'd left his first wife - Connie Connors, a top PR exec and mother of his two older children - for his current wife, Robbie, mother of his youngest.
"He said he'd leave her for me," says Shelley. "I was drowning in guilt. We'd only gone out three or four times. I decided to break it off. I met him at his office. He tried to kiss me and touch me. I said I didn't want to see him again. He said to call him when I'd change my mind.
"I asked him not to come to the Brasserie. But he came two or three times. He'd try to talk to me. It made me very nervous. But he kept calling and texting me."
Shelley resolved to tell her boyfriend, Andres, about the situation and how she'd cheated on him. They decided she should change her cell-phone number, quit her job and contact Fleisher's boss, Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., "so Michael would stop calling me," she says.
In October, Shelley says, she and Andres composed a letter to Bronfman in which they alleged Fleisher may have breached corporate guidelines.
A WMG spokesman said an investigation by Kroll Associates "found no credible evidence of any wrongdoing against the company."
Andres and Lauren also informed Fleisher's wife of the affair. According to Fleisher, Andres would call their home in the middle of the night. "My wife and I have felt threatened by this behavior," Fleisher tells us.
So Fleisher's attorney, Orin Snyder, hired more investigators to visit Fleisher's accusers at their East Side apartment. Andres "was told that if he continued to harass Mr. and Mrs. Fleisher, their lawyer would contact authorities," says a Fleisher friend.
Shelley argues that Robbie fired off her share of hostile calls and texts, as recently as Jan. 24. Fleisher says they provoked Robbie and that he never offered to leave his wife.
He does admit his "brief relationship" with Shelley was "a mistake, and I take full responsibility for my actions. I have apologized to my wife for the pain I have caused her and we are working together to move on with our lives."