L.A. Reid Prepping Return To Music Industry After Sexual Harassment Claim

L.A. Reid, the former Chairman and CEO Epic Records, islooking to get back intothe music industry.

The long-standing music executive, whoexitedEpic in May 2017 amid accusations sexual harassmentfrom a former assistant, is teaming up with Charles Goldstuck, the former Executive Chairman TouchTunes Interactive Networks, to launch the music and publishing company Hitco, according to the New York Post.

Billboard is reporting that Sony, the parent company Epic Records, settled the claim with the employee in the summer.

Reidswork with Hitcogoes back to 1996, when he formed the Hitco Publishing Groupin partnership with Windswept Music. Beyonc and Sean Garrett were among the companys signees.

Kirdis Postelle, the former General Manager Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment, islikelyto help Reid run the new company, according to Billboard.Hitco could reportedly have fices in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Earlier this month, Music Business Worldwide reported that Reid has raised as much as $75 million for a new label venture, though it didnt explicitly mention Hitco.

During his six-year tenure with Epic Records, Reid helped launch the careers DJ Khaled, Future and Travis Scott, among others. He published his long-awaited memoir, Sing to Me:My Story Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Whos Next, in early 2016.