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The “F–king unhinged” TikTok boss has reportedly been placed on leave after allegedly bullying women

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A senior TikTok executive who leads the app's operations in Central Europe has reportedly been placed on leave amid allegations he oversaw a toxic work environment in which female subordinates were bullied, “mansplained” and sexually harassed, according to several complaints.

Tobias Henning, managing director of TikTok in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is said to have been such a bully that a pregnant employee avoided meeting him for fear that the stress would harm her unborn child, according to one of the explosives Complaints from The Post.

“This man is absolute madness,” an employee wrote in a text message to a colleague, describing her boss after a tense one-on-one conversation.

Tobias Henning, head of TikTok operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is accused of operating a toxic work environment.  LinkedInTobias Henning, head of TikTok operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is accused of operating a toxic work environment.  LinkedIn

Tobias Henning, head of TikTok operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is accused of operating a toxic work environment. LinkedIn

According to Fast Company, employees at TikTok's offices in Germany were informed on Monday that Henning was placed on leave while TikTok investigates the complaints.

Several women at TikTok's offices in Berlin alleged that Henning exhibited “unpredictable” mood swings characterized by “a sudden and drastic change in attitude” that reduced them to tears, according to the complaint reviewed by The Post.

An employee who worked under Henning before leaving the company in July 2022 said in the formal internal complaint obtained by The Post that he subjected her to “misogynistic behavior and sexual harassment, particularly derogatory comments, lack of respect and mansplaining.” have.

When she reported these incidents to human resources, she “received no support” as human resources representatives “disregarded her concerns and attempted to fire her,” the complaint states.

Another woman, who remains employed at TikTok Germany, said she suffered “a nervous breakdown” and “severe” after a meeting with Henning on June 8, 2023, in which the executive put “significant pressure” on her psychological stress” and “repeat[ed] that she did not carry out her duties properly.”

The unnamed employee, who was pregnant at the time, told colleagues that the encounter made her “hesitant.”