If the plagiarism accusation wasn’t clarified, it would lead to the termination of the collaboration.
Not only that, deliberately concealing information from the client could also result in a termination of the collaboration.
Daniel’s words struck what the boss cared most about.
If news of this incident spread, Young Advertising’s reputation would plummet.
Daniel had even cunningly included the detail that the entire building knew about this, along with Young Advertising’s competitors. It was evident that this incident would leave a great impact, so everyone involved in leaking the company’s information would face severe consequences.
As expected of someone in his position, Daniel’s words were calculated and well thought out.
This also showed how intelligent One Technology’s boss was. It was no wonder that the entire business district was searching for this mysterious tycoon.
When he heard Daniel’s words, the boss felt suffocated and could only turn around and look at the crowd angrily.
“Who’s the one spreading rumors? Come forward! Don’t think I can’t find out who you are!”
Everyone trembled in fear and shrank back in their seats. Seeing no one confessing, the boss shot an angry look at his assistant.
The assistant took out his phone and quickly found the person who had mentioned the plagiarism incident half an hour ago.
It was Larry, the financial accountant.
“Were you the one spreading false information?” The boss glared at Larry with fury.
The junior accountant, Larry, pointed directly at Arthur from the marketing department in fear.
“H-He told me about it!”
In response, Arthur shifted the blame to the receptionist. “She was the one who mentioned it in the group chat. How else would we know about it?”
The receptionist’s face turned pale. She stood up and raised her phone.
“Boss, it wasn’t me! Kimberly said it herself in the office’s group chat. Otherwise, how could we even know the internal details of the plagiarism issue? Look at the messages she sent if you don’t believe me.”
“Yes, that’s right. The people in the marketing department are the most active in the group chat. They’ve been constantly mocking Aurelia, especially Millie, who claims to have seen Aurelia plagiarizing Kimberly with her own eyes!”
The others began to chime in as well.
It was turning into a colossal joke for the company.
The entire marketing department, except for Aurelia, remained silent and didn’t dare to make a sound.
Even Zachary was holding his breath.
When it came to protecting one’s own interests, who would care about anyone else?
The boss was so infuriated that his face turned red.
He had never seen so many people willing to take the initiative to air their dirty laundry in public.
However, the boss had still seen enough in his life. He quickly regained his composure.
Fortunately, Aurelia had already been proven to have plagiarized Kimberly’s work. Otherwise, even Kimberly’s influential uncle wouldn’t be able to save her.
The boss turned to Daniel apologetically and explained, “Mr. Xenos, I apologize for this mess. We have indeed confirmed that there’s been an internal plagiarism incident. However, you can rest assured that it will not affect our collaboration.
“Kimberly is an undoubtedly capable planner. She’ll ensure that your company’s project will be completed with high quality.”
Daniel frowned. “Are you saying that Ms. Simmons plagiarized Ms. Watson’s work?”
The boss nodded confidently. “Indeed. We’ve looked into this matter and found evidence of this. We didn’t mean to hide this incident. We just wanted to handle this discreetly out of consideration for Aurelia’s family situation.”
Daniel said with a serious expression, “Our boss values this collaboration highly. Since there’s evidence, please explain further so that I can report it to my boss. If things remain unclear, we won’t be able to proceed with the collaboration.”
The boss nodded. “Of course.”
He then turned to look at the employees of the marketing department.
“You’re all witnesses, right? Go on, explain everything.”
After seeing someone being accused of leaking internal information just now, who would dare to side with Kimberly?