“I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this,” she said. “That was never my intention.”

Late yesterday, the lawyer for celebrities, Gloria Alred, released her new celebrity’s name, Jodie Fisher, the lady who brought down the darling of Wall Street, HP CEO, Mark Hurd.  According to the snippets of the story we’ve pieced together, back in June, Fisher charged Hurd with sexual harassment, though she now claims she wasn’t trying to get him fired.  Apparently, she was just looking for a big payday.  Enter Alred, and the story goes viral over night and HP loses 10% of its market cap and before you know it, Hurd writes the check.  Now, these folks who run companies like HP can do this, write a fat check, but if he didn’t have sex with this woman, and since she claims she meant him no harm, what pray tell happened?

Here is what the 50 year old "immature" – according to her reel she says she doesn’t look 50 or act it – actress cum sales person said about her job there:  "At HP, I was under contract to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad," Fisher said. "I prepared for those events, worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP."

I’ve been in sales and marketing for technology for around forty years now, but, in my memory, I can’t recall any major player like this bringing in marketers for special executive customers, unless it was something the public wasn’t aware of or something illicit?  I’m not saying Jodie wasn’t qualified, but what could she have had to offer Hurd, the genius, to make he such a player in this drama?

Check out the videos of Ms. Fisher’s work and let us know what you think:  http://tek-tips.nethawk.net/a/sdzoch

 

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