DETROIT — An arbitrator found that auto supplier Visteon had reason to fire its chief executive for downloading pornography and soliciting prostitutes.

The Detroit News reports that a judge unsealed the arbitrator's decision in January, saying shareholders deserved to know why Timothy Leuliette (loo-lee-ET') suddenly quit in 2015.

Federal Judge Terrence Berg affirmed the arbitrator's ruling. Leuliette was seeking more than $61 million in severance, but his payout was set at $16.7 million after arbitration.

Leuliette claimed that any "offending material" appeared on his work devices when he was syncing them with a home computer. Arbitrator Martin Weisman said the explanation wasn't credible.

Visteon is based in suburban Detroit. The company declined to comment on the case.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Leuliette's lawyer.