Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts - TechCrunch
TechCrunch - Fri 11 Jan 08:58 GMT

Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts - TechCrunch

A new lawsuit may require Andy Rubin to return his $90 million payout.

  Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big after an earth-shattering New York Times investigation exposed Google parent company Alphabet’s $90 million payout to Android co-founder Andy Rubin, despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, a Google shareholder is suing the company.

  Both Rubin and Google’s former head of search Amit Singhal, who peacefully left the company in 2016 amid harassment allegations that weren’t made public until the following year, are listed as defendants in the court filing.

  Martin is also requesting Google incorporate three new directors to the Alphabet board and put an end to supervoting shares, which gives certain shareholders more voting control.

  Former human resources director Laszlo Bock, chief legal officer David Drummond and former executive Amit Singhal are also named, as are long-time venture capitalists and Google board members John Doerr and Ram Shriram.

  Google ultimately complied with employees and put an end to forced arbitration; other tech companies, such as Airbnb, followed suit.