Jodie Fisher: Ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd 'groped' former TV starlet then paid $1m hush money

ByReuters Reporter

Updated: 17:05 EST, 30 December 2011

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made increasingly aggressive romantic advances over several years toward an independent contractor who later accused him of sexual harassment, according to claims in a letter from her lawyer obtained by Reuters.

The letter, ordered unsealed and allowed public for the first time since the scandal emerged last year, outlined in intricate detail accusations by TV starlet and HP contractor Jodie Fisher that Mr Hurd had wined and dined her, then allegedly sought sexual favors in return for employment.

But fighting to keep the details of the years' rendezvous under wraps, Mr Hu