Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins investment partner who is suing the firm for sexual harrassment says she has been fired from the firm.She tells Quora: “I have been terminated from my job at KPCB. On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to clean out my office, leave, and not come back.”
Kleiner Perkins, meanwhile, told TechCrunch it has not fired Pao, but that is has “approached Ms. Pao to facilitate her transition, over an extended period of time, out of the firm.”
You say tomato?
Either way, it’s a surprising turn.
More surprising yet is that Kleiner has not found a way to settle with Pao and make this whole issue go away.