Google's Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down
David Drummond, the chief legal officer at Alphabet Inc, is stepping down at the end of the month as investigations about his relationships with women at the company continue, according to The New York Times.
Drummond has been with Google since 2002 and was one of its most senior executives. His email stated that he was stepping down because it was the “right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders.” He had a history of relationships with women at the company and recently married a woman from Google's legal department.
Over a year ago, over 20,000 Google employees protested how the company handled sexual harassment allegations. The employees were protesting the work culture and the large exit packages that senior executives were given after they were accused of sexual harassment.
However, Drummond will not be receiving an exit package and has sold off about $222 million worth of stock since November.
David Drummond, CLO at Alphabet Inc., announced he was leaving at the end of the month.