The Chief Legal Officer of Alphabet, David Drummond is at the center of a media firestorm following a new media post written by a former Google employee who had a long-standing relationship with more than ten years ago Drummond was talking.  Although the New York Times originally reported on the extra-marital affair last fall in the broader context of Google's permissive corporate culture, former colleague Jennifer Blakely says in a new and much more detailed account of her relationship that Drummond was a Serial Philanderer Leaving his wife for Blakely and then Blakely and the son he fathered with her for another former Google employee .
She adds that Drummond also "had an affair with his personal assistant ̵
We asked Google for an opinion, either from the company or from Drummond.
It's a hugely unflattering picture, and it's getting a tricky time for Google, which was at the center of the #metoo movement last year, after the Times announced that another former manager, Andy Rubin, was joining had received an attractive exit package after claiming to have committed sexual misconduct The company was reportedly found to be credible.
Blakely not only accused Drummond of having neglected her, but also accused him of being an absent parent of the child going to where he would see nothing [their son] or answering my phone calls or texts with updates and pictures of him or even wondering how he's doing, let alone how he could help, knowing that I'm alone and in desperate need of help
Elsewhere in her post, Blakely says she's after a custody battle over the boy, which she had won at four and a half years, "has begun to provide ample child support."
To several sources familiar with the sit It is more nuanced than described by Blakely and was not a particularly fortunate union, though the same persons acknowledge that much of her report is true. Drummond, who was General Counsel of Google in 2001 when they met, was married when he started an affair with Blakeley, who had been hired as the senior contract manager for Google's legal department. When Drummond finally told the company in 2007 that Blakeley was pregnant with his child, Google Manager was merely discouraged from doing business with subordinates (which did not violate the company's Code of Conduct), and switched to the company's sales department, far from the legal department of the company.
Blakely writes that she has "no sales experience" and that it is a difficult transition: "I did my best to keep up, but I was at a loss and became depressed.
She left the company about a year later, in 2008. She said she and Drummond and her son were living together at the time, adding that seven months later he had separated from her via text and said, he was "never come back" in their shared home.
"And he did not do it," she writes.
Drummonds Stern has risen on Google, where he has now spent 17 years and currently serves as senior vice president of corporate development. Www.germnews.de/archive/gn/1996/01/16.html Google has made many changes Although male executives in the company have not had any consequences for sexual misconduct at work in the past – criticisms concerning Google's parent company Alphabet Last year, it fumed in anger and sparked an organized strike of tens of thousands of Google's in November. Employees.
Inter alia: Google no longer forces employees to resolve disputes with the company in private arbitration, including in cases of sexual harassment or assault; Employees can now submit complaints about harassment and other misconduct through a dedicated website. and they can bring colleagues to assist with investigation sessions.
Nevertheless, Google has never specifically commented on Blakely's claims, and it will be interesting to see if this latest salvo enforces his hand.
The affair and others in the company never seem to have forced dramatic changes to their official contact code.
According to a section entitled: "Friends and Relatives; Employee relationships, "warns employees," that romantic relationships between employees, depending on the roles and positions of the people involved, can create a real or apparent conflict of interest. If a romantic relationship provokes a real or apparent conflict, it may require changes to the working arrangements or even the termination of employment of one or both of the persons involved. For more instructions on how to do this, visit the Google Employees Guide. "