Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price resigns as he faces assault, reckless driving charges

Aug 17, 2022, 6:15 PM
Dan Price, left, CEO of Gravity Payments, shakes the hand of a graduating student after he was given a $1000 scholarship at Woodbridge Elementary School in Irvine on Monday, June 7, 2021. In 2015 Price visited the 6th grade class of Hilary Gray and promised to give $1000 scholarships to each student if they wrote him a letter each year until graduation. All 33 students in the class wrote Price yearly. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
(Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Dan Price, a high-profile CEO of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, announced he’s resigning as he faces misdemeanor assault and reckless driving charges.

A longtime Gravity executive, Tammi Kroll, will take over for Price.

Dan Price said his presence at Gravity Payments has become, in his words, “a distraction.”

Price pleaded not guilty earlier this year, after prosecutors said he grabbed a woman by her throat when she refused to kiss him. He’s accused of then driving donuts with her in a parking lot.

Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price charged with sexual assault amid ongoing felony rape investigation

In a statement, Price said he needs to step aside from the company to focus on, what he claims, are “false accusations.”

Price made national headlines in 2015 when he slashed his CEO salary to give his employees a raise.

Local News

gas prices...
Bill Kaczaraba

Seattle gas prices continue to rise entering October

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the gas station, Seattle-area prices have surged again.
1 day ago
Frank Sumrall

Bobby Wagner’s tackle of pink-clad protester leads to police report

After dodging guards for a brief moment on the gridiron, Bobby Wagner and Takkarist McKinley took him to the ground.
1 day ago
Mayor Crime...
Bill Kaczaraba

Mayors join forces to fight crime in Snohomish County

Snohomish County mayors are hoping they are stronger together. 15 mayors have joined forces to fight crime in the county.
1 day ago
August Christian Dressel (KIRO 7)...
Briseida Holguin, KIRO 7 News

Man who ran over 68-year-old in Jack in the Box drive-thru sentenced for murder

Dressel pleaded guilty to second-degree murder earlier this year for deliberately running over and killing 68-year-old David Brown in February.
1 day ago
L.B. Gilbert

Police, firefighters on high alert amid series of arsons

Seattle Fire Department officials are saying the fire was a part of a string of other fires in the area that day.
1 day ago
Tacoma ATM robbery...
Darren Dedo

Suspect allegedly shoots, robs victim at Tacoma ATM

Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of Oct. 5.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price resigns as he faces assault, reckless driving charges