LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jodie Fisher (photos below) was a Mark Hurd love interest while at HP, a new scandal letter reveals. Jodie Fisher and Mark Hurd’s controversy erupted in August 2010. But today, the scandal letter at the core of the Mark Hurd HP (NYSE: HPQ) controversy has been released to news. It details what went on between Jodie Fisher (aka Jody Fisher) and Hurd while at HP, and why Hurd had pursued with the reality TV star. Hurd of course was married at the time to wife Paula Kalupa.
In August 2010, LALATE reported news that Mark Hurd was stepping down after five years at his position at HP. He had retained Fisher from 2007 to 2009 as a marketing consultant, an independent contractor, non HP employee. Hurd told news at the time “As the investigation [about me and Fisher] progressed, I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity that I have espoused at HP and which have guided me throughout my career,”
Hurd, 53, said in a statement. “This is a painful decision for me to make after five years at HP, but I believe it would be difficult for me to continue as an effective leader at HP and I believe this is the only decision the board and I could make at this time.” Hurd was not forthcoming to HP about what had transpired between him and Fisher, new details indicate.
At the time, news reports were unclear what had happened between Hurd and Fisher. Gloria Allred had told news in August last year “there was no affair and no intimate [... intimate] relationship between our client and Mr. Hurd.” So what went on? HP at the time did find “Hurd … filed several inaccurate expense reports meant to conceal his relationship”. But HP would not detail further what was the alleged “relationship”.
After a shareholder lawsuit erupted months later in 2010, Hurd had sought to keep a letter between Allred and HP not released to the public. This week, the letter was released to news. The court ruled that, “although the letter goes into embarrassing detail about Hurd’s behavior, it does not describe any intimate conversations or conduct.”
The letter was authored by Fisher’s attorney, Gloria Allred, on June 24, 2010 and sent to HP’s board. In the letter, Allred states , “It is clear you had designs to make her your lover from the onset using your status and authority as CEO of HP and HP monies expecting her to be with you.”
Allred said twice Hurd invited Fisher to his hotel room and allegedly brushed her *. Fisher said “You do know you’re touching my breast, right?” Hurd said “oh, sorry”. Hurd allegedly asked if Fisher would bed him that night.
Fisher allegedly said “I barely know you, and you are my boss.” Allred said Hurd would allegedly “relentlessly cajole” Fisher to bed him. Each time she decline.
And then, Hurd allegedly claimed that Sheryl Crow wanted him. Fisher said “You had been telling her about many different women that were crazy about you … including Sheryl Crow.”
Allred said “It’s clear you have various women in various places utilizing HP’s monies, expensing hotels, airfare, and dinners while using your status and clear ability to enjoy female companionship and intimacy.”
Allred said that Hurd had a special bank account of $1 million set aside to attempt to romance Fisher. Even worse, Hurd allegedly revealed insider information to Fisher, telling Fisher allegedly HP’s attempt to buy EDS.
The new details reveal today claim that HP fired Hurd for allegedly hiding his conduct with Fisher from the HP board, even after their investigators met with Hurd. Hurd allegedlly denied the relationship and the expenses amounting into the thousands of dollars.
Fisher appeared in “Age of Love” (NBC), “Sheer Passion,” “Body of Influence,” and “Intimate Obsession,” “Silk Stalkings,” and “Blood Dolls.”
Online records show that Fisher went from “VP of a commercial real estate company” to NBC’s reality tv show Age of Love to HP as a marketing consultant for computers in the same year. She told Buddy TV in 2007: