Alphabet OK'd Exec's $45M Payout After Groping Claim: Suit

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 12:08 AM EDT) -- Google Inc.’s parent company Alphabet Inc. approved a payout of up to $45 million for vice president of search operations Amit Singhal just before he stepped down amid allegations he groped a co-worker, according to an unredacted version of a complaint in a shareholder’s derivative suit made public Monday.

The allegation that Singhal had groped a female Google employee in 2015 “at a boozy offsite event” had been included in a redacted version of the complaint filed in January by investor James Martin in California state court, claiming covered-up sexual misconduct has hurt the company’s value.

But an updated version of the...

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