The bizarre departure of HP CEO Mark
headlines late Friday. According to HP, accusations of sexual
harassment were brought against Hurd which in turn uncovered
discrepancies with Hurd's expense reports. This breach of HP's
“standards of business conduct” resulted in Hurd's departure from
The woman who is at the center of this
strange turn of events has now been identified by several sources
including the New
York Times, Reuters,
and the Associated
Press. The woman, 50-year-old Jodie Fisher, came forward and
released a statement through her attorney, Gloria Allred.
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.
According to BoingBoing,
Fisher has appeared in a number of films over the past two decades
including a few softcore porn ventures in titles like Intimate
Obsession and Body
of Influence 2.
quote: Her eyes don't even line up correctly anymore!