Why Did Andy Rubin Leave Google?


Andy Rubin, venture partner at Redpoint Ventures, speaks during the Bloomberg Technology Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Bloomberg Technology Conference, which brings together companies and chief executive officers from around the world that strive to be inventive and innovative, the institutions that spawn and support inventors, and the disruptive inventors themselves runs through June 14. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Android’s co-founder and Essential CEO Andy Rubin is on the news again but this time, it is not about the recently released Essential Phone rather it is about why he left Google. Rubin who worked at Google Android department for many years switched to the robotics department in 2013, before leaving the company entirely in 2014. Now, according to The Information, there were allegations of sexual misconduct against Andy Rubin and the news outlet claims that Andy left Google after an internal investigation from the HR department. The charges suggest that he kept an “inappropriate relationship” with a direct female subordinate.

However, Andy Rubin’s spokesperson,  Mike Sitrick said

“Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual. Mr. Rubin was never told by Google that he engaged in any misconduct while at Google and he did not, either while at Google or since”.

Although The Information concluded that “Rubin’s behavior was improper and showed bad judgment, there is really no proof of its claims. Google never released a statement to this effect neither this the said lady come forward to attest to this claims. Thus this seems just frantic effort by some elements to tarnish the image of Andy Rubin. Until a reliable information surface online, this is all but a rumor.

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