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Google CEO Tries to Calm Staff After Report on Misconduct

  • It says it’s terminated 48 people for harassment in two years
  • Ex-exec Andy Rubin says he’s the target of a smear campaign
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Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai sought to reassure employees of the internet giant after a newspaper reported a former top executive was paid millions of dollars when he left despite allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct.

In the past two years, 48 people have been terminated for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above, Pichai and Eileen Naughton, vice president of people operations, wrote in an email to staff. None of these individuals received an exit package, they added. A Google spokeswoman sent a copy of the email to Bloomberg.