Top Google Executive Kept Sex Slave & Google Fired 48 Staff For Sexual Harassment

A New York Times report reveals that former Google Executive, Andy Rubin, who was in charge of the Android operating system, kept a sex slave and was protected by higher-ups at the company, along with at least two other executive’s that had been accused of sexual misconduct for more than a decade at the tech company.

Andy Rubin, dubbed the “Father of Android”, left the company in October 2014 and was given a hero’s farewell by executives, with Larry Page, Google’s Chief Executive stating upon his departure, “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion-plus happy users.”

Google did not reveal the true reason for his departure, but the New York Times revealed that he left due to a claim of sexual assault by a Google employee, who he had extramarital affairs with despite being married to his wife, who he was cited as telling, “you are my property, and I can loan you to other people.

Andy Rubin also had relations with at least three other Google employees, not including his wife, during his time at the tech giant before departing to start a new tech company, called “Playground.”

Andy Rubin was not only busy working at Google, but he was seemingly also busy with other things as well. Source: IndiaToday

A civil suit by his now ex-wife details more of Andy Rubin’s sexual tendencies, with the New York Times report stating:

Mr. Rubin, 55, who met his wife at Google, also dated other women at the company while married, said four people who worked with him. In 2011, he had a consensual relationship with a woman on the Android team who did not report to him, they said. They said Google’s human resources department was not informed, despite rules requiring disclosure when managers date someone who directly or indirectly reports to them.

In a civil suit filed this month by Mr. Rubin’s ex-wife, Rie Rubin, she claimed he had multiple “ownership relationships” with other women during their marriage, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to them. The couple were divorced in August.

The suit included a screenshot of an August 2015 email Mr. Rubin sent to one woman. “You will be happy being taken care of,” he wrote. “Being owned is kinda like you are my property, and I can loan you to other people.”

The progressive tech company Google have fired 48 employees over sexual harassment cases since the year of 2016, with the most recent being Google Executive Rich DeVaul departing his post on Tuesday after he had been accused of sexually harassing a young female employee, who he had invited to Burning Man and then later asked her to remove her shirt for a physical massage and back rub.

Rich DeVaul got fired on Tuesday after an incident of sexual harassment arose with a potential employee that wished to work at Google years prior. Source: Facebook

Rich DeVaul leaves the company with no severance package, and he could be seen as a sacrifice for the cause after female Google employees had earlier planned a walk-out this Thursday to protest the very lenient handling of sexual misconduct in their workplace.

DeVaul worked as a director at X Lab, a research and development company within Google that develops moonshot technologies. DeVaul was also accused of telling the same young female hardware engineer during her initial job interview, that him and his wife were “polyamorous”, a week before the “Burning ManGate” massage incident.

What’s worse is that the young female hardware engineer did not end up getting the job, which may have angered the young female after she had agreed to the back rub, since DeVaul kept on insisting. This then led her to report the whole ordeal to Google a full two years later. Google then responded that they were dealing with the matter internally.

The female initially became angry about the massage incident after not being hired, since DeVaul’s name and profile had started rising in news reports. Rich DeVaul has since apologised over the incident and he described it as “an error of judgement.”

Google Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai, sent a message to employees late on Tuesday stating that he had heard about the “inappropriate behavior” at work, and was “deeply sorry for the past actions and the pain they have caused employees.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has apologised for the inappropriate behaviour at Google. Source: Recode

Pichai stated, “As CEO, it’s been personally important to me that we take a much harder line on inappropriate behavior.”

Here is the full email that Sundar sent Google employees after the release of the New York Times report on Executives’ sexual misconduct:

From: Sundar

Hi everyone,

Today’s story in the New York Times was difficult to read.

We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace. We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action.

In recent years, we’ve made a number of changes, including taking an increasingly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority: in the last two years, 48 people have been terminated for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above. None of these individuals received an exit package.

In 2015, we launched Respect@ and our annual Internal Investigations Report to provide transparency about these types of investigations at Google. Because we know that reporting harassment can be traumatic, we provide confidential channels to share any inappropriate behavior you experience or see. We support and respect those who have spoken out. You can find many ways to do this at go/saysomething. You can make a report anonymously if you wish.

We’ve also updated our policy to require all VPs and SVPs to disclose any relationship with a co-worker regardless of reporting line or presence of conflict.

We are committed to ensuring that Google is a workplace where you can feel safe to do your best work, and where there are serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately. – Sundar and Eileen

Sundar and Eileen Naughton have assured employees that they have now set up new tools for employees to report sexual harassment and misconduct, and they can do so anonymously, if they so wish. Sundar also wrote in another email last week, “We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace.”

Things are going to be shaken up at Google HQ in the light of many sexual harassment and misconduct cases. Source: TripSavvy

It’s a good thing that Google are dealing with these workplace problems immediately, so that they can get back to doing what they do best, such as being the world’s best search engine, as well as censoring free speech and stuff. However, Sundar Pichai did also reveal that Google had fired 48 employees for sexual harassment since 2016, so they’re getting good at that too.

Meanwhile, Andy Rubin’s spokesman denies the allegations of his departure being down to sexual harassment, stating that Rubin left Google to launch venture capital firm and technology incubator named Playground. However, Andy Rubin walked away with a $90million dollar severance package despite the misconduct allegations, and in 2012, Google gave Rubin a loan of $14million to buy a beach estate in Japan, at an interest rate of less than one percent.

There’s about “50 shades of #MeToo” to this growing Google story, but the inappropriate revelations simply continue, as Rubin has also been accused of coercing women into giving oral sex in hotel rooms, whilst working for the tech company.

In the light of these scandals, Google staffers created a mass protest entitled #GoogleWalkout across the world yesterday, where they all left their offices on Thursday, demanding stricter employee oversight and expressed outrage over the mainly male led companies dealings with sexual harassment.

Well, what’s really in the water supply at Google headquarters? We need to know, since its clearly making all the male Executives kind of creepy and leery, eh?  Send all answers to us on a Google postcard please, or simply comment down below.

 

Story by The Narrator

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