New York, October 26: Android co-founder Andy Rubin on Friday had denied all the sexual harassment allegation and said these allegations are false and are a part of a smear campaign to disparage him during a divorce and custody battle. This comes after a Google employee had accused Rubin of forcing her into oral sex in a hotel room in 2013. Google investigated the matter and found her claim was credible. Later the Google fired him and paid him $90 million as exit package, reported New York Times. Google CEO Sundar Pichai Admits to Sexual Misconduct Within Organisation, Says 'Fired 48 Employees Including Dozen of Senior Officials'.
Rubin has addressed the matter in a series of tweets posted this morning and said, " The New York Times story contains numerous inaccuracies about my employment at Google and wild exaggerations about my compensation. Specifically, I never coerced a woman to have sex in a hotel room. These false allegations are part of a smear campaign to disparage me during a divorce and custody battle. Also, I am deeply troubled that anonymous Google executives are commenting about my personnel file and misrepresenting the facts."
2/2 to disparage me during a divorce and custody battle. Also, I am deeply troubled that anonymous Google executives are commenting about my personnel file and misrepresenting the facts.
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 26, 2018
Earlier Rubin's spokesperson, Sam Singer said that he left Google on his own will to launch his new startup, he didn't engage in any of misconduct at the company or anywhere else. Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Testify in November Before US House Over Privacy Issues: Report.
On Thursday when New York Times, said that Google paid Rubin $90 million as exit package after the sexual allegations, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Vice President of people Eileen Naughton said the company has fired 48 employees including 13 senior officials in the past two years for sexual harassment allegations. The email further said that Google is taking a "hard line" on inappropriate behaviour and haven't paid any exit package to any of the employees.