- Harrison noted a change in SBF behavior due to his disturbed condition.
- SBF threatened Harrison to destroy his professional reputation.
- Harrison was hired casually over text in March 2021 when they both were working in a New York-based trading firm.
Harrison disclosed that Sam Bankman-Fried pressured him to fire him and threatened to ruin his professional reputation on the spot if he continued to challenge the former FTX CEO.
SBF mental condition and threatening act
Former FTX president Brett Harrison shared his sentiment about the Sam Bankman-Fried scandals. SBF manipulated and pressured employees who intended to fix the FTX US management structure.
On December 14, the Former president described his acquaintance with the Former FTX CEO. He explained the details about his hiring in FTX. He shares how casually he was hired in FTX on text in March 2021. As per reports, they have worked together in the New York-based trading firm Jane Street for a few years.
He stated that after six months of joining FTX US, the SBF-Harrison bond became toxic for both of them. Initially, Harrison thought SBF was a “sensitive and intellectually curious person.” Still, he said he saw “total insecurity and intransigence” in Bankman-Fried when he faced reality when he proposed FTX’s Former CEO establish individual branches for its executive, developer and legal teams.
Additionally, Harrison noted a big change in SBF behavior and “wasn’t sure what accounted for the dramatic change.” He observed that the SBF mental health issue was the root of the matter.
Harrison also illustrates Bankman-Fried numerous threatening strategies against company’s employees to clean up the corporate mess. As well as Harrison describes his experience with SBF when he tried to neutralize the FTX US troubles with SBF. He revealed that Sam Bankman-Fried threatened him to destroy his professional career if he did not receive a formal apology.
Harrison said, “I could never have guessed that underlying these kinds of issues — which I’d seen at other more mature firms in my career and believed not to be fatal to business success — was multi-billion-dollar fraud,” and added, “If any one of us had suspected let alone learned the truth, we would have reported them immediately,” he added.”