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Kleiner Perkins’ Dirty Laundry Aired As Bias Trial Opens

Law360, San Francisco (February 24, 2015, 8:52 PM EST) -- The same Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC partner who allegedly sexually harassed Ellen Pao also made advances toward another female partner, that female partner testified Tuesday as interim Reddit CEO Pao's sex bias trial against the venture capital titan got under way in California court.

Trae Vassallo, now an independent investor at Kleiner Perkins, testified that colleague Ajit Nazre invited her to drinks one night to discuss their “green tech” investments, but when he pressed his leg against hers under the table, it became clear to Vassallo that Nazre wasn't there to talk strategy. Pao claims that both before and after she...

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