Google CEO David Drummond had an affair with former Google attorney Jennifer Blakely, which led to a baby born in 2007, Blakely wrote in a Medium publication. The link violates Google policies that prohibit relationships between managers and their subordinates. Blakely then says Drummond abandoned the relationship, put her through the legal criterion of child support and went into treatment, which Blakely described as "nothing else for abuse."
In a statement to BuzzFeed News today Drumm does not deny most of Blakely's allegations. With the exception of one specific accusation, he simply says that "I take a very different view of what happened" and that he "will not go public with these personal matters." "Is a common thing among some Google executives
Blakely first describes his affair with Drummond in a 2018 article by the New York Times that focuses on Google's giant payout of Andy Rubin, the "father of Android" who was accused of sexual abuse. violations by another employee. In his new post on Middle, Blakely says "rude female behavior and philandering" is a common occurrence among some Google executives – a claim that senior Google figures like Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin, have been reported at various times in Google and Andy Rubin  Blakely says her relationship with Drummond is over after she leaves dinner with Google officials to care for her ailing son. She writes that she repeatedly called Drummond and then sent him messages asking him when he would be back. According to Blakely, he replied, "Don't expect me back. I never go back. "Google's associate attorney general, Chris Chin, told Blakely that Drummond went to San Francisco with two women who worked at Google's law department that evening," Media reported.
Then, Blakely writes, Drummond began an affair with one of those women and the other with a personal assistant. But the idea that interophysical relationships are acceptable behavior on Google comes from the top, Blakely says:
Once in the summer of 2014, David came to visit our son and we got into an argument about his one-way conditions for seeing him at my house for his convenience, especially when he had his own houses (houses) away. He sat down at our kitchen table and, using my laptop, pulled out an annual Daily Mail article about Eric Schmidt's lifestyle. Then he handed me the computer to read. I was so confused! I was very familiar with Eric's lifestyle, David was even more aware, but none of this was news, we've been talking about this for years. David explained to me how Eric's "personal life" was essentially his privilege . The article obviously reminded me of how things work: David was (and is) a powerful CEO. His "personal life" (which apparently did not include his son's) was off limits, and since I was no longer his "personal life", it was time to shut up, quit and stop worrying
"Apart from Jennifer, I never started a relationship with anyone else who worked at Google or Alphabet," Drummond says, according to BuzzFeed . "Any proposal otherwise is simply untrue."
According to Blakely, Drummond refused to pay child support at times and also continued long distances without seeing his child. "Her account raises a lot of claims for us and other people, including our son and my ex-wife," Drummond said, according to Buzzfeed.
Blakely's history of Drummond and Google's culture is uncharacteristic of the company. In October 2018, Google said 48 people were fired for sexual harassment in the last two years. Google employees have been protesting against sexual harassment at the company, even going out on November 1, 2018. Since then, one of the employees who organized the walk has left Google, claiming that the company has retaliated against it.
Google refused. answer questions about the allegations, including whether Drumond violates company policy. Blakely did not respond to requests for comment.