Sunday, August 8, 2010

jodie fisher

Jodie fisher - SAN FRANCISCO — The woman at the centermost of the animal aggravation affirmation that affected the abandonment of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd appear her character Sunday and said she is "surprised and saddened" that Hurd absent his job.

Jodie Fisher, 50, an extra and businesswoman, knew Hurd through her arrangement jobs with HP's business administration from 2007 to 2009. HP paid her up to $5,000 per accident to accost humans and accomplish introductions a part of admiral accessory HP contest that she helped organize.

Fisher echoed Hurd's account that the two never had a animal relationship, but neither she nor her lawyer, celebrity advocate Gloria Allred, would altercate data of the aggravation claim. "Mark and I never had an activity or affectionate animal relationship," she

said in a statement.

In the statement, Fisher declared her accord with Hurd: "I aboriginal met Mark in 2007 if I interviewed for a architect job at the company. At HP, I was beneath arrangement to plan at high-level chump and controlling acme contest captivated about the country and abroad. I able for those events, formed actual harder and enjoyed alive for HP. I accept bound my affirmation with Mark privately, after litigation, and I do not intend to animadversion on it further."

That animal aggravation affirmation set off the alternation of contest that led to the analysis of allegedly biased bulk letters for dinners Hurd had with Fisher and concluded in Hurd's affected abandonment Friday from the world's better technology company.

Fisher accustomed that she and Hurd accept acclimatized the matter. A being accustomed with the case told The Associated Press that Hurd agreed to pay Fisher but would not acknowledge the admeasurement of the payment.

"I was afraid and afflicted that Mark Hurd absent his job over this," Fisher said in a statement. "That was never my intention."

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Allred, said Fisher is a individual mother who is "focused on adopting her adolescent son."

Fisher has aswell formed as a saleswoman, an controlling at a bartering absolute acreage company, and as an actress. She appeared in some animated R-rated movies in her 30s and a lot of afresh was on a dating appearance alleged "Age of Love," in which women competed for the absorption of tennis brilliant Mark Philippoussis.

Hurd acclimatized with Fisher on Thursday, a day afore he resigned. The adjustment did not absorb a transaction from HP, the being abutting to the case said.

This person, who batten on a action of anonymity, was not accustomed to allege about about the issue.

The analysis by HP's lath of admiral begin that Hurd listed added humans as his banquet ally on bulk letters if he'd been out with Fisher. HP aswell claimed Hurd abiding for her to be paid for plan she didn't do.

There was alone one instance in which that occurred, the being abutting to the case said, but it was for an accident that was canceled at the endure minute and that Fisher's arrangement appropriate that she would be paid unless an accident was canceled 30 canicule in advance.

The bulk of money in catechism wasn't known.

Hurd, 53, insists they were accepted business expenses. Hurd says the errors in the letters may accept been entered accidentally by an assistant, according to the being abutting to the case.

The aggregation bent Hurd didn't breach its animal aggravation action but bankrupt its rules of conduct and irreparably afflicted his believability and integrity.

Interim CEO Cathie Lesjak said during a appointment alarm with reporters Sunday that investors and big barter she has announced with accept been "extremely supportive."

"They account how we dealt with the bearings with accuracy and speed. The basal band is, the HP cast is strong," she said. Beneath Hurd, HP spent added than $20 billion on acquisitions to transform itself from a computer and printer maker abased on ink sales for profits to a ample agent of accouterments and advantageous business services.
Hurd, who spent 25 years at ATM maker NCR Corp. afore advancing to HP in April 2005, became a Wall Street darling. HP's bazaar amount about angled during his 5 years. HP's banal fell about 10 percent to $41.85 in after-hours trading Friday, if the account was released.

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