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#MeToo: Here's How Google protected Andy Rubin, the 'father of Android'

Google could have fired Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out, instead, the company handed him a $90 mn exit package, paid in instalments of about $2 mn a month for 4 years

Metoo Movement  |  Andy Rubin  |  Sundar Pichai

Daisuke Wakabayashi & Katie Benner | NYT  |  San Francisco 

Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive then, said in a public statement. “With Android he created something truly remarkable — with billion-plus happy users.” What Google did not make public was that an employee had accused Rubin of sexual misconduct. The woman, with whom Rubin had been having an extramarital relationship, said he coerced her into ...

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First Published: Fri, October 26 2018. 13:11 IST