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David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer of Alphabet resigns following accusations

The Chief Legal Office of Alphabet, parent company of Google announced that he resigns. He will leave his position at the end of this month after accusations of inappropriate relations with employees.

The company reported in November that its board of directors was investigating cases of sexual misconduct by executives. The accusations against Drummond were included in the investigations.

Thousands of Google employees suspended their work activities in 2018 to protest the way the company handled sexual harassment allegations. The board began its investigation following legal claims filed by shareholders after reports of sexual harassment in Google attracted national attention. And as a result the top legal executive from Alphabet resigns.

In last August, a former Google employee, Jennifer Blakely, published a post about her relationship with Drummond on Medium. Drummond has acknowledged having had a relationship with Blakely, but in a statement issued at the time, he denied having a relationship with anyone else in Alphabet.

According to the company, Drummond will not receive a compensation package as part of his departure. This package for 2018 was valued at 47 million dollars, which made it one of the employees with the best salary of the company, according to the regulatory document.