The scandal behind the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Mark Hurd involves a former contestant on NBC’s 2007 reality show "Age of Love," reports the MercuryNews.com.
Jodie Fisher, 50, resolved her claim against Hurd and didn’t have a sexual relationship with him, according to her attorney, Gloria Allred, the story says. Fisher met Hurd in 2007 when she applied for a job in a marketing role on a contractual basis. Hurd resigned after a company investigation found four instances in which the CEO submitted false expense reports and instances when Fisher received payment when there wasn’t a legitimate business reason, the article says. According to her complaint of sexual harassment to HP, Fisher claimed to have felt pressure to have sex, the story adds.
Aside from the reality show, Fisher also appeared in several minor films such as "Blood Dolls" and "Sheer Passion," the article says. In "Age of Love," Fisher vied against several other women for the attention of Australian tennis champ Mark Philippoussis. The contestants were divided into two groups: women in their 20s and women in their 40s. Fisher, among the group in their 40s, was eliminated on the show, according to the show’s Website . Her bio on the show’s site says "she is ready to find a new partner who is as spontaneous and wild as she is."