Alphabet reportedly fires executive named in NYT sexual misconduct exposé

<em>Alphabet executive Rich DeVaul, pictured above, has left the company following accusations sexual harassment published by </em>The New York Times<em>. </em>” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M9Z9z8Vtv93_jU-fcP7VhgQ9JXQ=/1×0:1600×1066/1310×873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/61968637/1_id_EhtGFqWDW2jCb7bJY_w.0.jpeg”></p>
<p id=Google parent company Alphabet has fired a top executive at its X division who was named in a high-profile New York Times investigation into the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment claims, according to Axios. The executive, Rich DeVaul, held the title of “Director of Rapid Evaluation and Mad Science” at X, formerly known as Google X and the division responsible for Alphabet’s experimental “moonshots” projects like self-driving car unit Waymo. He did not receive an exit package of any sort, Axios reports.

The investigation primarily centered on Android co-founder Andy Rubin, who an employee accused of sexual assault in 2013. After Google investigated the claims and found them to be credible, Rubin left the company, but not before…

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