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Google agreed to $135M exit pay for executives accused of sexual misconduct

Google LLC agreed to pay a total of $135 million in exit packages to former executives Amit Singhal and Andy Rubin, who both left the company after being accused of sexual misconduct, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Singhal, who departed in 2016 after 15 years with the company, previously headed Google search. Rubin, who left in 2014, co-founded the Android operating system.

The Alphabet Inc. unit reportedly agreed to pay Singhal about $45 million but ended up paying only $15 million as Singhal joined a rival company. Meanwhile, Rubin was offered a $90 million exit package.

The payments were disclosed in a civil shareholder lawsuit alleging that Google covered up sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. In response to the suit, Google provided information about executive payments and board deliberations.

In 2017, former Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick asked Amit Singhal to resign from his post of senior vice president of engineering after Singhal failed to disclose that a sexual harassment allegation was the reason for his departure from Google.