Moral of the story?
Banging an employee never turns out well.
Banging an employee never turns out well.He was already involved with her before he worked there, and he told them that. They picked him anyway.
true, how true
Second, he specifically attempted to deal with this issue before accepting the position.
Third, after he took the position, the ethics board changed position and demanded that she be separated from the World Bank because of the relationship that pre-existed his employment, so she was to be fired because they hired him.
Forth, subordinates negotiated a raise and transfer deal so that she would not be damaged by being forced to leave.
Fifth, as the Chief Executive, the salary committee demanded that he approve the settlement.
Then his enemies immediately started pumping this charge of misconduct, because they don't want him there.
The whole deal is a framed up crock of crap. At some point there is no way to do something right.
In the mean time, the rest of the Board of the World Bank are happily lining their own pockets.