Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after company probe found he had an ‘inappropriate’ relationship

Rubin has taken a leave of absence from Essential following the news

Comments

  • Marshall Davidson

    Who cares. Inappropriate according to whom? Sounds like it was consensual and yet the poor b@stard is roasted over it.
    Sick of hearing these stories.

    • h2oflyer

      All this stuff coming out a couple of years later…why ? All through with politicians and celebs ? Time for business leaders ?

    • Marshall Davidson

      Sure. Now you have Matt Lauer getting canned by NBC after 20 years of working there all based on some allegation made by a woman with ulterior motives. I mean who really knows but taking a statement at face value and ruining a man’s reputation and his career is nothing short of McCarthyism all over again. It should make any guy fearful that he may say the wrong thing or do something totally unintentional and some female can cut off his balls making mindless accusations. Its sickening and getting out of hand.

    • h2oflyer

      Did hear reports of Tabloids contacting women who went after celebs….. I smell Sammy’s involvement here.

    • Marshall Davidson

      All I know is that these stories are taking on a level of ridiculousness and that the notion a woman is to be believed without question is a very dangerous precedent to set.

    • John Lofwire

      exactly.
      Allegations should not be allowed to be discussed on the news and media.

      Until acusation are done ( real one with proof ) this should not be allowed.
      one side or the others.

      I dont care if its a men, women , kid , dog ect who make the allegation this has to stop.

      worst is in the media they all act as if the guy is accused and proof are on the table when its only unproven allegations…

      Same thing in politics doing sanction to a country based on allegation is a big joke.

    • Brad Fortin

      Inappropriate according to whom?

      Inappropriate according to company policy. There was no misconduct or lack of consent, just policy violation.

    • Marshall Davidson

      The company has no business telling employees what they can and can’t do on their own time. Bottom line

    • Brad Fortin

      In this case the company can because she was his subordinate and their personal relationship can influence their professional relationship. That’s why the policy exists in the first place, and why so many companies have similar policies.

    • basesloadedwalk

      It’s time we get laws that protect employees from over-stepped company policies. Not just in this case, but in general it seems lately that many corporations have an attitude that they own their employees and can dictate their activities even off the clock.

    • Brad Fortin

      They’re not trying to dictate what their employees can do off the clock, only what they do on the clock, and relationships don’t stop existing the moment you’re on the clock at the same company as your partner.

    • basesloadedwalk

      As long as their work performance doesn’t change, their relationship shouldn’t be a factor. It’s time we get the government to protect workers rights over corporations. They already have too much control outside of the working hours.

    • h2oflyer

      Understand that. But why is this an issue now ?

    • Brad Fortin

      It’s been an issue long enough that many companies (and even governments) have a policy against it.

    • h2oflyer

      Why is the Rubin situation surfacing now…..go ahead and tell us there is no other motive involved.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Be that as it may it still doesn’t alter the fact this goes on all the time regardless and its highly suspect to see some woman complain about it now after all these years. What for really? Can she honestly claim the relationship hurt her? Or is it just sour grapes because he chose to end it? Either way the whole thing stinks to high heaven.

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed.

  • h2oflyer

    Samsung execs end up in jail….who cares

  • Jon Duke

    Sounds to me like it was consensual, then he broke it off so she went to hr to cause trouble. Regardless, it seems we are now at a point in time when anyone can accuse anyone of sexual misconduct and that person will be guilty before proven innocent. Bravo.

    • h2oflyer

      Who’s the biggest Google customer ? Who’s the king of sleaze and bribery ?

      This whole thing smells of Sammy !

    • Jon Duke

      HAHAHA! I smell a conspiracy!!!!!!!!!

    • John Lofwire

      Yeah got to love the allegation war.
      Best tool of the media to bash on ppl that are not liked by the owner of those media…

      Ah the lovely elite and all the different way to bash on others who look like a danger to them.

    • basesloadedwalk

      It’s time to make those who are proven to have filed false allegations suffer from the same penalties that their accuser would have faced had they been true.

  • h2oflyer

    Your suggestion that the Essential was a flop goes against sales traction since the price reduction.

    I am one of those that bought this phone at the reduced price…being unwilling to try it at full price. The phone is fantastic, it has it’s shortcomings, but for me the pros outweigh the negatives. I DETEST Xtra large tall skinny phones with curved screens.

    The Essential phone company may flop, but those that bought the phone aren’t in a hurry to return it.

    • EBIGN

      I just bought mine too at the black Friday sale, people I’ve shown this phone too are impressed.

  • ciderrules

    Guess it depends who you are as to what happens to you.

    Sergey Brin started having an affair with Hugo Barras girlfriend at Google. And it was Barra who left even though he didn’t do anything wrong.

  • Mich

    Folks simply have got to stop messing around with co-workers, regardless consensual or not. Full Stop. No excuse in the 21 century. All of these guys are getting what they deserve.

    • h2oflyer

      So the accusor didn’t violate policy with a co-worker.

    • basesloadedwalk

      Corporations need to stay out of their employees personal lives.

    • Rev0lver

      You seem to have strong views on this subject. You banging the secretary?

    • Marshall Davidson

      Gimme a break. You think its inappropriate that people can meet at work and develop a relationship? This has been going on since time immemorial and isn’t going to stop anytime soon. What is going on here is nothing short of ridiculous and the company has no business telling employees who they can and cannot date or what they can do on their own time.