Google shareholder sues board for covering up sexual misconduct

World 1/10/2019, 11:55 PM
Google shareholder sues board for covering up sexual misconduct

A Google shareholder sued internet giant's founders and Alphabet's board of directors for covering up sexual misconduct claims against top
executives, US media reported. The suit by James Martin asserts claims for breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control, unjust enrichment, and a waste of corporate assets.

The suit takes aim at John Doerr and Ram Shriram, who led the board’s leadership development and compensation committee, but also Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, executive chairman Eric Schmidt, chief executive Sundar Pichai and others who allegedly knew about directors' misconduct, covered it up and gave harassers large payouts.

Martin's lawsuit resulted from of last year's report by the New York Times that Google's Android creator Andy Rubin was given a $90 million exit package after an investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. The story prompted employees worldwide to walk off the job in protest.

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