Seagen CEO Clay Siegall was placed on leave after an April 23 arrest for domestic violence gross misdemeanor

Clay Siegall was placed on leave from his posts as CEO and chairman of prominent Seattle-area biotech Seagen after an arrest by the Edmonds Police Department on April 23.

At 3:41 a.m. local time on April 23, police were dispatched to Siegall’s home, where he was arrested on charge of 4th degree assault domestic violence gross misdemeanor, the police department’s public information officer confirmed to Endpoints News. Siegall had a court appearance the next day, the officer said, noting the investigation is now in the court’s hands.

The officer declined to provide further comment, citing “respect [for] privacy of the victim” in “situations like this where it’s obviously a sensitive matter,” referring to domestic violence overall and not the specific case.

Penalties for 4th degree assault domestic violence in the state of Washington can result in jail time up to 1 year and fines up to $5,000, according to law…
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