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McDonald’s has removed its president and CEO Steve Easterbrook from his position after he engaged in a relationship with an employee of the company.

In a statement yesterday, McDonald’s said Easterbrook showed “poor judgment” by engaging in a “consensual relationship”.

The Board voted in favour of Easterbrook’s departure.

Easterbrook had served as the company’s chief executive since 2015. Under his leadership, McDonald’s share price doubled.

-Noah Harte