Anyone wondering if Alphabet could blame his Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, for a long-time extramarital office-internal matter that continues to distract the company, seems to be the answer. , , not now. Although a former subordinate yesterday described the "hell" she says she described more than ever in the years since her breakup with Drummond, including a custody dispute over her son she won, Google said today that it is not a joint venture statement on this matter. Instead, Google has made reference to the personal statement that Drummond published this afternoon, in which he confirmed the affair with Jennifer Blakely, a former senior contract manager of the company, at a time when Google's Drummond was General, attorney.
As BuzzFeed notes, he does not apologize to Blakely and says instead of the "difficult separation 1
Drummond's Complete Statement:
It's no secret that Jenni fer and I had a difficult separation 10 years ago. I am far from perfect and I am sorry that I contributed.
Your report makes many claims on us and other people, including our son and ex-wife. As you might expect, all the talk 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.
But I want to address an assertion that touches on business matters. Apart from Jennifer, I never got involved with someone else who worked at Google or Alphabet. Any other suggestion is just wrong.
I know that Jennifer feels uncomfortable and understands that she wants to talk about it. But I will not go public in these personal matters. "
Drummond probably hopes that recognizing Blakely's post will bring the matter back into the background, and that could be the case, as Drummond has been supporting the company for 17 years, although Google officially recognized the matter in 2007.
On the other hand, other powerful people who have been scrutinized for their decisions have discovered less control over a situation than they have imagined.While alphabet is not a democracy, Google employees have shown that they are ready flexing her muscles when it's necessary to force corporate change, and Blakely's account has apparently angered many again, claiming that corporate culture has always been and continues to be discriminatory against women.