A public statement about private matters.
Last week, surprising news came out from HP that then-CEO Mark Hurd had resigned over a sexual harassment investigation and improper conduct at the major company.
At the time, HP said declined to name the woman and said that she chose not to come forth. That's now no longer true as the marketing contractor has released a statement on her own.
She is Jodie Fisher, whom Boing Boing identified as a softcore porn actress, television actress, real estate vice president, and single mom.
Image credit: IMDB“I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this. That was never my intention.”
“Mark and I never had an affair or intimate sexual relationship. I first met Mark in 2007 when I interviewed for a contractor job at the company.”
“At HP, I was under contract to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad. I prepared for those events, worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP.”
“I have resolved my claim with Mark privately, without litigation, and I do not intend to comment on it further.”
“I wish Mark, his family and HP the best.”
It's believed the Hurd has settled with Fisher out of his own pocket, independent from HP.