Dr. Aubrey de Grey was once known for claiming that aging could be ‘cured’ in coming decades.
Now, the nonprofit SENS Research Foundation (Mountain View, Calif.) he co-founded in 2009 has fired him amidst a sexual harassment probe. The organization, which aimed to pioneer a field known as “rejuvenation biotechnology,” was concerned that de Grey would impede its investigation of the allegations of Celine Halioua, the CEO of veterinary biotech Loyal (San Francisco) and Laura Deming, a partner at the Longevity Fund (San Francisco).
In a statement, SENS noted that it had learned that Dr. de Grey was “indirectly attempting to apply pressure on one of the investigation’s participants.”
Deming accused de Grey of writing her an email when she was 17 that boasted of having “an ‘adventurous love life.’”
Halioua reported that de Grey encouraged her to use sexual tactics to entice donors to contribute to the SENS Research Foundation.
De Grey has denied…