Jodie Fisher, the former HP contractor who sued former HP CEO Mark Hurd for sexual harassment and then settled out of court, has stated this evening she is "surprised and saddened" that the sacked executive is now without a job.
The statement was made by her attorney, Gloria Allred, and read in part, "I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this. That was never my intention."
She continued, "Mark and I never had an affair or intimate sexual relationship. I first met Mark in 2007 when I interviewed for a contractor job at the company. At HP, I was under contract to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad. I prepared for those events, worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP. I have resolved my claim with Mark privately, without litigation, and I do not intend to comment on it further."
"I wish Mark, his family and HP the best," she concluded.
Pardon my bluntness, but what the heck is going on?! Where's the point in their relationship when the sexual harassment happened?