August 6, 2010

ヒューレット・パッカードCEOがセクハラ原告への経費で辞任:HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Accusations

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HP has just announced that CEO Mark Hurd resigned in response to sexual harassment charges by a former contractor. From Press Release;
Hurd said: "As the investigation progressed, I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity that I have espoused at HP and which have guided me throughout my career. After a number of discussions with members of the board, I will move aside and the board will search for new leadership. This is a painful decision for me to make after five years at HP, but I believe it would be difficult for me to continue as an effective leader at HP and I believe this is the only decision the board and I could make at this time. I want to stress that this in no way reflects on the operating performance or financial integrity of HP."

The company's CFO, Cathie Lesjak, will take over his job as an interim CEO 'till Marc Andreessen and three other board members find the new CEO.

UPDATE: NYT noted the woman had been hired by the office of the chief executive and the inaccurate expense reports were intended to conceal the personal relationship. As Business Insider learned, Mark Hurd will still be getting a $50 million severance payout.





UPDATE: 滑さんが言うように愛人と遊ぶツケを会社に回してた、みたいな感じか…? 記者発表でエグゼクティブVP兼GCのマイケル・ホルストン(Michael Holston)氏も、「この女性は社長室が雇い、ハード氏はふたりの関係を隠すような経費不正請求をシステマティックに行っていた」と言っているので平たく言うと…。本件でHP株はガタ落ちだが退職金最大$50M(42.7億円)ゲットらしい。

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幼い息子を抱えるシングルマザー。提訴取下げで既に和解成立。強要じゃないなら合意かと思えば「性的関係はない」そう。「辞任に驚き悲しんでいる、そんなつもりはなかった」(声明)なら何故タイガー・ウッズの愛人の弁護士グロリア・アレッド(マイケル・ジャクソンに「地獄に堕ちろ」と言われたんで有名)に依頼したのか? ワケわからん。

エリソン「HPのハード解任はアップルのジョブズ解任に並ぶ愚」:Ellison Slams HP Board for Forcing Hurd to Leave

[Business Insider]


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