Actress Jodie Fisher identified as the woman who prompted the ouster of Hewlett-Packard's CEO
The woman who made a sexual harassment claim against Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd that led to his resignation on Friday has stepped forward. According to the New York Times, she’s Jodie Fisher, a 50-year-old actress who appeared in steamy movies like Intimate Obsession as well as the 2007 NBC reality show Age of Love (she was the first woman eliminated on the dating show, which was built around finding a suitable female companion for Australian pro tennis player Mark Philipoussis).
Lawyers for Fisher reportedly contacted H-P in June alleging sexual harassment by Hurd, who resigned on Friday after the tech giant’s board found that he apparently had filed inaccurate expense statement covering payments to Fisher, who had worked as an independent contractor beginning in 2007. Both Hurd and Fisher insist that they did not engage in a sexual relationship. She told the Times she had been hired to work “at high-level customer and executive summit events” and that she had resolved her harassment claims with Hurd privately and without litigation.