Andy Rubin, a previous Google executive and the innovator of the Android os, left the search giant after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a secondary and after that hid secret payments connected to his departure from his spouse for numerous years, according to a court filing revealed Tuesday.
The civil grievance, submitted in San Mateo Superior Court by Rubin’s separated spouse, Rie Hirabaru Rubin, declares Rubin and a previous lawyer conspired to encourage her to sign a premarital arrangement a couple of days prior to they were wed, defrauding her of cash that needs to have been due her as part of neighborhood residential or commercial property.
The New York Times reported in October that Google paid Rubin $90 million after business co-founder Larry Page requested for his resignation following a claims thatpersuaded a female worker into carrying out foreplay in a hotel space in 2013. Rubin left the business in 2014.
The Times report emerged throughout a duration of popular figures in markets varying from politics to home entertainment being fallen by discoveries of unwanted sexual advances or sexual attack. In the tech market, business such ashave actually battled with accounts of workplace filled with differing degrees of unwanted sexual advances.
The claim, reported previously by BuzzFeed, does not particularly discuss the substantial severance bundle Google apparently paid Rubin, however it does declare he “concealed his income” from her and kept her “in the dark as to his sources of income, the amount of money the family had, and what it was being spent on.”
The redacted complaint goes on to allege that before he left Google, Rubin stopped making deposits into their joint account and set up a separate bank account in just his name, where he deposited his earnings and made selected payments. “These included hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to other women,” the complaint reads.
Andy Rubin also ran “what appeared to be a sex ring,” according to the complaint, which notes the premarital agreement protected Rubin from financial consequences of a divorce due to extramarital affairs. The complaint alleges Rubin had affairs with at least five other women.
The “sex ring” allegations contained in the complaint mirror those made by a Google shareholder in a lawsuit. Shareholder James Martin sued the company in January, saying that “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign” after an internal investigation found the sexual harassment allegation to be credible.
“While at Google, Rubin is also alleged to have engaged in— paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to women to be, in Rubin’s own words, ‘owned’ by him,” Martin’s complaint said.
Rubin’s attorney in the divorce case disputed the veracity of the claims lodged by Rie Rubin.
“This is a family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement,” Ellen Stross said in a statement. “It is full of false claims, and we look forward to telling our side of the story.”
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A former attorney who’s named as a defendant in this lawsuit couldn’t be reached for comment.