Amidst an ongoing storm of allegations of sexual misconduct in Silicon Valley, The Info studies that Android creator and Important founder Andy Rubin give up Google in 2014 after 9 years on the firm, after an investigation revealed that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

It isn’t clear if sexual harassment or assault occurred; the investigation started after the worker complained to Google’s HR division about her relationship with Rubin. The corporate’s insurance policies prohibit staff from coming into into relationships with subordinates.

Following that, HR is claimed to have really helpful that Rubin face disciplinary motion, although it isn’t clear if that was meted out. In response to The Info’s sources, Rubin’s conduct was described as ‘improper’ and ‘confirmed unhealthy judgement.’

A spokesperson for Rubin denied any wrongdoing on his half, and that his relationships throughout his time on the firm didn’t contain any one who reported on to him:

Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had whereas at Google was consensual. Mr. Rubin was by no means instructed by Google that he engaged in any misconduct whereas at Google and he didn’t, both whereas at Google or since.

That provides Rubin on the damning, and sadly, rapidly rising record of individuals within the tech trade who’ve engaged in inappropriate conduct with ladies inside their corporations and their skilled circles. Moreover creating the Android working system that powers roughly 88 p.c of all smartphones on the planet, Rubin additionally arrange Important, a brand new model devoted to creating high-end telephones, in addition to Playground, an incubator for startups.


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