Someone wonders if the alphabet could reprimand his lead counsel, David Drummond, it seems that the answer seems to be the long inter-office extramarital affair which remains a distraction for society. . . not immediately. Even though a former subordinate described in more detail than ever yesterday "hell" that she said to have suffered in the years that have passed since her breakup with Drummond, including a battle for the custody of her son that she won, Google said today that he did not share statement on the subject.
Instead, Google pointed out to us the personal statement that Drummond posted this afternoon, in which he acknowledged the case with Jennifer Blakely, a former director of the company's contracts at a time when Drummond was the lawyer general Google.
As BuzzFeed notes, he does not apologize to Blakely, saying that instead of their "difficult breakup 10 years ago", "I'm far from perfect and I regret my role in that ". He also points out that there are "two sides Jennifer tells, about all the conversations and all the details, claiming that he had a" very different view of what had happened "
Complete statement from Drummond:
It's no secret that Jennifer and I had a tough break 10 years ago. I am far from perfect and I regret my part in that.
His story raises many claims about us and others, including our son and ex-wife. As you can imagine, all the conversations and all the details are reported by Jennifer, and I am very different from what happened. I discussed these claims directly with Jennifer and I discussed the details of our relationship with our employer at the time.
But I want to address a claim that touches on professional issues. Aside from Jennifer, I have never started a relationship with anyone else working at Google or Alphabet. Any suggestion is simply wrong.
I know that Jennifer feels aggrieved and understands that she wants to talk about it. But I will not enter a public debate on these personal issues. "
Drummond probably hopes that by recognizing Blakely's position the case will be in the background, and that may be the case. Drummond has enjoyed support from the company for 17 years, although Google officially recognized the case in 2007.
On the other hand, other influential people who are under scrutiny for decision-making have found that they have less control over a situation than they imagined. If Alphabet is not a democracy, Google employees have shown that they are willing to be flexible if the need is to force change, and Blakely's account has apparently exasperated many who claim that the culture of society has always been and continues to discriminate against women.