Whether or not SH did or did not invite someone to his hotel room is not the point. in my travels I have invited many to my hotel room, men, women, teams, all the folks who worked for me and I wanted further, deeper discussion, often in a private setting where we kick back, have a drink, feet propped up on the coffee table and sort out some technical issue.
Has this at ANY TIME in all these years ever led to anything else? NEVER!!! WHY? That was never the purpose to begin with. These were engineers that worked for me. More often than not it was several of my most inner circle and we recapped the day, addressed lessons learned and discussed a future path based upon input from the days results. Often these meeting would last till almost the dawn.
Unusual, odd, not all all, just part of running a high performance operation.
I cannot speak for SH or B O’R, only myself.
Way back in my early days someone told me an old political joke and they used it as a example and I was told I should heed it as advice (this is supposedly a TRUE story):
LBJ called his VP to his office one day and asked as he came in to close the door. Hubert, are you SLEEPING with my Secretary?
NO Mr President, I am not!
Hubert, you must tell me the truth, ARE SLEEPING with my Secretary?
Mr President, please believe me, I have not and have not even desired to in any way!
GOOD, then YOU FIRE HER, because I am…