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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made brazen sexual overtures . . .
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/30/11 | Brandon Bailey

Posted on 12/30/2011 7:53:25 AM PST by SmithL

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made brazen sexual overtures to actress, Gloria Allred's letter claims

On the first day she worked for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Jodie Fisher was taken to dinner by then-CEO Mark Hurd, who touched her with his hand in a way that made her uncomfortable and asked her to spend the night in his room, according to a long-secret letter -- obtained Thursday by this newspaper -- that celebrity attorney Gloria Allred wrote on Fisher's behalf.

The confidential letter, which ultimately led to Hurd's abrupt ouster from the world's largest tech company in 2010, also alleged that Hurd told Fisher he had other mistresses . . .

...An HP spokesman also declined to comment, as did Allred. Oracle Senior Vice President Ken Glueck said in a brief statement: "This letter was recanted by Ms. Fisher. She admitted it was full of inaccuracies."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: allred; attentionwhore; hp; hurd
Maybe HP shareholders should put Allred in their legal sights.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 7:53:37 AM PST by SmithL
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2 posted on 12/30/2011 7:54:25 AM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

Thank God this toothy-grinned harlot NEVER encouraged him. Just looking at her you can tell she’s a virgin who’s NEVER led a man on sexually. By the way honey, NEVER allow them to take a picture of your arm fat hanging down! All this bitch had to say was she wasn’t interested and walk away, but the LURE of a multi-million dollar lawsuit was just toooooo tempting for this Bunt!


3 posted on 12/30/2011 8:05:22 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SmithL

Her first day on “the job”? What was she “hired” to do?

Why oh why aren’t there any people who can go through life without their minds in the gutter.

You never hear that expression anymore. When I was in high school, “mind in the gutter” was something we said to one another while shaking our heads.

People just want sex all the time. It’s gross.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 8:06:03 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SmithL
touched her with his hand in a way that made her uncomfortable and asked her to spend the night in his room

Touched what exactly? Her teet? Her crotch? I doubt that, probably just her hand. And he "asked her to spend the night in his room". I guess the word "no" is too much for this dingbat to say? And of course once again along comes Allred like a 1970s pimp "You wanna play wit one of my girls you gotta grease my palm". I can't believe the shiet this cow gets away with. FOr example isn't prostitution illegal in most states? Then where does she get off demanding money when a man has sex with a woman such as Tiger Woods? That's prostitution! And let's throw blackmail on top of that "Pay me or I tell on what you did in the sack".

5 posted on 12/30/2011 8:06:41 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He should keep his nasty hand to himself


6 posted on 12/30/2011 8:09:43 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SmithL
The woman's bio says she is a soft porn and reality star. How why in the world would one think she was a tramp, maybe it is the tat on her crack.
7 posted on 12/30/2011 8:20:49 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: SmithL
IMHO, Mark Hurd is an ass.
8 posted on 12/30/2011 8:22:27 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: SmithL
Her bio says she is a soft porn and reality star. Why in the world would one think she was a tramp, maybe it is the tat on her crack.
9 posted on 12/30/2011 8:22:27 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: SmithL

Michael Crichton’s book “Disclosure” comes to mind.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 8:26:51 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: SmithL; All

Gloria Allmarxistred must think that Hurd is running for president. I thought she was going after CONSERVATIVE BLACKS who are running for president!


11 posted on 12/30/2011 8:54:15 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: SmithL
>>Maybe HP shareholders should put Allred in their legal sights<<

Not sure about Allred, but Mark's in for a pounding.

HP stocks plummeted as a result of Hurd’s mismanagement. The attempt to keep this letter secret was to shield Hurd from legal action by shareholders.

Besides, not only did he get his hand caught in the cookie jar, he falsified expense statements so the corporation would pick up the tab for jetting this gal around while attempting to groom her for a sexual liaison.

What a dirtbag. Showing off his checking statement to impress this lady, then cheezin out by not paying for his own expenses.

Then, he resigns HP and walked away with millions. The shareholders and employees are the ones who got shafted and their lookin for a lil payback.

More power to’em!

12 posted on 12/30/2011 8:54:15 AM PST by servantboy777
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>>Thank God this toothy-grinned harlot NEVER encouraged him<<
Granted, she’za hottie, but....

It was Hurd that was fixated on her. When they audited his corporate computer, they found Hurd had hours of soft core porn on the hard drive.

I'd say it was Hurd that was fantasizing and grooming to fulfill the fantasy.

13 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:52 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SmithL

I wonder if they asked her how to measure Germans in her job interview. Proves my point that HP hires stupid s&%$s.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 9:39:32 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: servantboy777

Hurd was three CEOs ago. What pounding are you talking about? He was dumped for his dealings with his girlfriend. I don’t know where you came up with the other crap you posted. The stock didn’t tank under Hurd. It hasn’t done well since the board acted thoughtlessly, in my opinion.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 11:06:49 AM PST by em2vn
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...touched her with his hand in a way that made her uncomfortable...

Nose tweak, hammer lock, what?

16 posted on 12/30/2011 3:03:29 PM PST by Dedbone
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To: em2vn
The crap I'm referring to is the stock tanking after the revelations of Hurd’s reckless behavior.

What? are you his cousin or something?

Shareholders will make Hurd pony up, you can take stock in that lil diddy cuz.

17 posted on 12/30/2011 5:02:21 PM PST by servantboy777
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There isn’t a thing stockholders can do to Hurd. The stock lost value due to market forces and the boards unwise decision to unseat a successful CEO. The stock slid under the leadership of Hurd’s replacement and I haven’t seen a rebound under the latest CEO. I don’t think her experience as CEO of E-Bay is viewed as being a plus for HP.


18 posted on 12/30/2011 8:37:20 PM PST by em2vn
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Mark Hurd was ousted because he violated corporate ethics policy in viewing porn on his work computer, falsifying expense statements and inappropriate sexual advances on a subordinate.

Hurd was ousted in Aug 2010, stock plummeted from close to $48 per share to $37 in a few days following the announcement. Market forces were indeed weighing on the market in general, but this surprise revelation only exacerbated the decline.

As far as the boards “unwise” decision to unseat Hurd. He violated policy. Regardless of his position, Hurd should be treated as any employee. He was urged to resign, he did.

Hurd walked away with millions. Other employees would have been seen the doorway with zero. Hurd’s conduct harmed the HP brand and set in motion months of customer uncertainty, loss of market share and a further decline in stock valuation. I certainly agree, the wonky board has had it's share of mis-steps that did not help matters.

All in all, Hurd’s misconduct did in fact harm shareholder portfolio valuation and I'm pretty certain Hurd will be held to account by shareholders. The saga continues.

19 posted on 12/31/2011 6:38:29 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

As the CEO Hurd could set, modify or nullify corporate policy as he saw fit, most certainly as it pertained to the use of a corporate computer.
Everything else involved his relationship with a woman. A relationship that the board chose to overreact to. It was the board’s decision to fire Hurd that caused HP stock to drop slightly less than 25%.
The board chose to dump an excellent CEO instead of hitting him in the wallet. It was the board’s politically correct mistake that caused the stock drop, not Hurd.
Have you noticed how difficult it has been for Hurd to find employment, none at all. He was hired almost as soon as he left HP headquarters.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 6:53:50 AM PST by em2vn
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To: em2vn
You have a stunningly silly view of corporate governance.
21 posted on 12/31/2011 7:00:07 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: em2vn
>>As the CEO Hurd could set, modify or nullify corporate policy as he saw fit, most certainly as it pertained to the use of a corporate computer.<<

First off, you don't know what you're talking about. A CEO would NOT modify corp policy especially when it pertains to the viewing inappropriate content to cover for his own misdeeds. Absolutely an absurd statement to make.

Secondly, Hurd was caught red handed falsifying expense statements relating to the grooming of Fischer in hopes of a sexual encounter. This is no different than STEALING.

It's an integrity issue with regards to corporate policy. If the board hit Hurd in the pocket rather than the action they took, the integrity of corporate policy would have been negated, leading to further declines in morale corporate wide.

Lastly, Hurd was hired by his best friend, Larry Ellison. These guys are like two peas in a pod. On the open market, few would have touched Hurd, least wise while the allegations of sexual misconduct was still fresh. No surprises there.

>Viewing inappropriate sexual content on corporate assets
>Stealing from the company by falsifying expense statements
>Grooming a subordinate for sexual encounter
>Divulging plans for a corporate acquisition (EDS) to an unauthorized person is a violation of corporate policy.

Hurd did it to himself and you haven't a clue, evidenced by your sophomoric defense of what really amounts to corruption.

22 posted on 12/31/2011 7:18:49 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

You have no idea what you are talking about. The CEO can modify any policy he desires as long as it doesn’t run counter to law, e.g. he could allow the viewing of porn on company computers but he could not allow the viewing of child porn on company computers and protect employees from the arm of the law.
Hurd wasn’t grooming anyone for a sexual encounter. My understanding is that things had progressed well past that stage, as is often the case in the executive suite.
The board blew up HP by its misdirected decision.
You can ride upon your white horse of indignation but doing so does nothing to lessen the effects of the board’s effects on the corporation.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 3:55:14 PM PST by em2vn
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