HP CEO resigns over sexual harassment claims

Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd abruptly resigned today, as an investigation began into allegations he sexually harassed a female contractor. Update: Hurd will reportedly receive a $40-50 million severance package.


  1. From the article: “The investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s Standards of Business Conduct.”

    So I think the investigation is over, and he didn’t technically resign over the sexual harassment allegations.

    1. To be fair, there are plenty of honest, straightforward CEO’s out there getting rich off the blood of the workers without sexually harassing anyone or causing environmental catastrophes.

  2. Well GM’s CEO just announced he’s “not a car guy”, so maybe it’s just really hard to find a good CEO.

  3. Now that he’s ruined his own life (instead of ruining the company), he can follow Carly Fiorina into politics. Yay?

  4. Dude’s also getting $53 million severance. I’d be happy to go halvsies with anyone who wants to accuse me of sexual harassment, if I get that kind of payoff.

  5. Soon after announcing his resignation he was overheard bragging about the size of his package to the contractor in question.

  6. “Hurd will reportedly receive a $40-50 million severance package.”

    HP sends this message: we reward alleged sexual harassers with millions of dollars.

    HP from now on actually stands for “Harassment Pays”.

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