ARCHIV - 20.12.2021, Berlin: Patricia Schlesinger, Journalistin, bei einem dpa-Interview. Nach ihrem Rücktritt von der ARD- und RBB-Spitze gibt es für Patricia Schlesinger auch Konsequenzen im Aufsichtsrat bei der ARD-Filmtochter Degeto. (zu dpa "RBB-Affäre: Schlesinger von Degeto-Aufsichtsrat abberufen") Foto: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

There are new allegations against the recalled RBB director Patricia Schlesinger. The online medium “Business Insider” reported on Friday, citing accounting documents, that allegedly retired RBB employees continue to receive a salary. Several cases have been listed, including one at the head of advertising subsidiary RBB Media.

At the request of the medium, RBB referred to a confidentiality agreement and did not provide any further information.

A research team from RBB also took up the new allegations and named payments in the case totaling more than 700,000 euros by 2026. About the employee in question it said: “According to information from the RBB research team, he formally still has a permanent position there today and is even standing in the vacation plan.”

“Business Insider” also went into the remaining list of management, which is now responsible for the station after Schlesinger’s departure due to numerous allegations. Administrative director Hagen Brandstätter has recently been appointed managing director, his position as administrative director has been taken over by HR manager Sylvie Deléglise, who is said to have had something to do with severance pay rules – as has legal director Susann Lange.

According to Business Insider, the two women are said to be married to each other. The RBB emphasized that the relationship between the management and the committee chairmen was known. “Business Insider” also reported from a company meeting, according to which Deléglise is said to have disclosed the marriage to Lange, but both are now said to be separated.

An RBB spokesman also told the online medium that Deléglise was involved in the development of the bonus system in her previous role. “The initiative for this did not come from her, but from the board of directors.” The broadcaster informed the dpa that the initiative had actually come from the chairman of the board of directors.

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Like Schlesinger, the resigned chief inspector Wolf-Dieter Wolf has been accused of nepotism for weeks. Both rejected them. The Berlin Attorney General is investigating. An external investigation into a law firm is also underway.