Google supposedly paid Andy Rubin $90 M regardless of charge of sexual misbehavior

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Google paid Android developer Andy Rubin $90 million after co-founder Larry Page requested for his resignation following a sexual misbehavior allegation, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

A Google staff member had actually implicated Rubin of persuading her into carrying out foreplay in a hotel space in2013 Anonymous sources informed the Times that Google examined the claim and discovered it to be trustworthy.

In 2014, Rubin left the business. Since then, Google supposedly has actually been paying him $2 million a month for 4 years when it didn’t need to.

Google and Essential Products, an innovation business established by Rubin, didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark.

A representative for Rubin informed the Times that Rubin left Google on his own, including that “any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual and did not involve any person who reported directly to him.”

“In recent years, we’ve taken a particularly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority,” Google’s vice president for individuals operations, Eileen Naughton, stated in a declaration to theTimes “We’re working hard to keep improving how we handle this type of behavior.”

Rubin required to Twitter late Thursday to safeguard himself and reject the claims.

“The New York Times story contains numerous inaccuracies about my employment at Google and wild exaggerations about my compensation,” Rubin stated in apair of tweets “Specifically, I never coerced a woman to have sex in a hotel room. These false allegations are part of a smear campaign to disparage me during a divorce and custody battle. Also, I am deeply troubled that anonymous Google executives are commenting about my personnel file and misrepresenting the facts.”

BuzzFeed press reporter Ryan Mac tweeted that in action to the Times report Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Naughton sent out an email Thursday stating Google is a location where there are severe repercussions for anybody who acts wrongly.

The Times story comes throughout a duration when popular figures in markets varying from politics to home entertainment have actually been fallen by discoveries of unwanted sexual advances or sexual attack.

In the tech market, business like Uber have actually battled with accounts of workplace stuffed with differing degrees of unwanted sexual advances. High- profile investor like Chris Sacca and Dave McClure have actually been unseated, also, over unwanted sexual advances claims.

The Times post stated that though there were reports of an improper relationship, information surrounding the allegation, in addition to the financial plan, weren’t formerly understood.

Originally released at 12: 36 p.m. PT

Updated at 7: 25 p.m. PT with Rubin’s tweeted remarks.

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