The Times has reported that the British company SCL Group targeted Caribbean politician Lindsay Grant ahead of the 2010 election in St. Kitts and Nevis aiming to undermine his candidacy against the nation's Labour Party, claimed to be SCL's client.
Alexander Nix, the Chief executive of Cabridge Analytica — SCL Group's subsidiary at the center of the Facebook data breach — has repeatedly denied the use "entrapment, bribes or so-called honeytraps" by the company.
Mr. Nix has appeared on a video, secretly recorded by UK's Channel 4 News, talking about the use of "beautiful Ukrainian girls" against political opponents. Commenting on the conversation in the clip, Cambridge Analytica said the report had "grossly misrepresented" it.
Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have stolen data from 50 million Facebook users to US elections manipulate elections.
Cambridge's board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending an investigation.
The Board has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending a full independent investigation. https://t.co/HV9Mb5eXIR— Cambridge Analytica (@CamAnalytica) March 20, 2018
In a statement, Cambridge's board said Nix's comments "do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation."