HP Ex-Contractor Alleged Mark Hurd Shared Inside Info With Her
A former Hewlett-Packard Co. contractor alleged in June that Mark Hurd, then the company’s chief executive, leaked to her details of the company’s plan to acquire Electronic Data Systems Corp. more than a month before the $13.9 billion deal was made public, according to people familiar with the situation.
The claim came in a letter to Mr. Hurd in which the contractor, Jodie Fisher, accused the CEO of sexually harassing her at HP events between 2007 and 2009, these people said.
An HP investigation into Ms. Fisher’s various allegations led to Mr. Hurd’s resignation from the Palo Alto, Calif., company in August.
HP disclosed the sexual-harassment allegation in the press release announcing Mr. Hurd’s resignation. HP hasn’t disclosed publicly the allegation that Mr. Hurd leaked plans of the EDS deal.