The revelation comes after Layland had previously told Insight on numerous occasions that the bonus, awarded in August 2017, was “nowhere near” that figure. However, following last month’s report Insight contacted BHVI CEO Ms Yvette Waddell for further information, who subsequently confirmed the amount via email.
“In regard to Insight’s comments on the bonus awarded to a senior scientist, I can confirm that the bonus was for a gross sum of $1 million, from which taxes and deductions were made,” Waddell wrote.
During a lengthy recorded telephone interview undertaken ahead of the initial story being published, Insight afforded Layland numerous opportunities to correct his original assertions regarding the bonus payout but he declined. Importantly, he was also given until the following day to ensure his recollection of events, including the size of the bonus, was accurate, but he chose not to respond.
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Topic: Optical News