Andy Rubin, CEO and founder of Essential, has taken a leave of absence for "personal reasons" from his company following a report from The Information that he had "an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate" that precipitated his 2014 departure from Google.
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The woman filed a complaint with Google HR but no further details about the nature of the relationship have been publicly explained.
A new report suggests Andy Rubin's exit from Google in 2014 wasn't purely coincidental or due to grander desires. Instead, it was supposedly due to a relationship gone bad.
The Android co-creator was said to leave Google in 2014 following reports of an "inappropriate relationship" with a subordinate.
Mr. Rubin is taking a leave of absence from the start-up Essential amid a report that he had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he was a Google executive.
Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.