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Hurd Accused of Leaking H-P Deal

He was ousted months ago, but revelations about the abrupt end to CEO Mark Hurd’s tenure at Hewlett-Packard are still coming to light. A recently surfaced letter from Jodie Fisher, the woman who accused him of sexually harassing her, claims that Hurd told her confidential news that H-P was planning a $13.9 billion purchase of data company EDS long before it became public. Another new detail: Hurd reportedly lied to H-P’s directors about his knowledge of Fisher’s history in pornographic films. He told them he wasn’t aware of her past career, but was then discovered to have Googled the term “Jodie Fisher video” and accessed the films at “erotic4u.com.”