After a former subordinate in a blog post accused Alphabet's Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, of disrespecting and denying the son they had while they were together, Drummond called himself one Explanation Claiming "Far From Perfect"
Jennifer Blakely, a former contract manager in Google's legal department, described in detail her relationship with Drummond, which began in 2004. Although Drummond was married at the time, both had one child in 2007 and lived aloud the blog post.
Blakely's relationship with Drummond required her to move departments to Alphabet, Google's parent company. She eventually left the company with the expectation that Drummond would financially support her and her son. In 2008, she said he ended her relationship.
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The allegations against Drummond are based on a series of reports of corporate misconduct in one of the largest and most influential companies in the world. In late 2018, Google employees held a worldwide strike to protest a $ 90 million internal coverup to former senior vice president Andy Rubin, who allegedly forced a subordinate to perform sexual acts.
Drummond's personal statement fails to comment on Most of Blakely's allegations and the finding that "it's no secret" that the couple had a "difficult breakup" 10 years ago. While he says that he "regrets" his part in this breakup, he has not clarified exactly what he regrets.
"Your report makes many claims about us and other people, including our son and ex-wife," he said. "As you would expect, all the conversations and details that Jennifer talks about have two sides, and I see what happened quite differently. I discussed these allegations directly with Jennifer and then dealt with the details of our relationship with our employer.
Google declined to comment on the matter and would not say if it would take action with its Chief Legal Officer.
"I'm sorry in many ways, but I'm also grateful for the character gains I've had since – and for my son," Blakely wrote on Wednesday. "What I've never understood is why I was the only one who bore the consequences, especially when I knew that David's treatment of our son and I was nothing less than abuse."
Drummond went straight to Blakely's claim that he had conducted separate affairs with his personal assistant and a former colleague of hers.
"Apart from Jennifer, I never made any connection with anyone else who worked on Google or the Alphabet," Drummond said in his statement. "Any other suggestion is just wrong."
Prior to Wednesday, Blakely had shared parts of her story with the New York Times, including her resignation from Google and her custody of her son. She described her treatment by the company as something that "reinforces the message that there are no consequences for a select few," she told the Times. "I know Jennifer feels bad and understands that she wants to talk about it," Drummond said , "But I will not go public about these personal matters."