The jury has ruled against Ellen Pao in all four counts in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, meaning she’s entitled to no damages and Kleiner Perkins is off the hook.
Twitter erupted shortly after the verdict was first announced, before we knew the jury would have to go back for further deliberations.
Big loss for Pao/big win (except for the trial that showed a very troubled firm) for Kleiner
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) March 27, 2015
Men in tech hovering over the keyboard, wondering if you should tweet that thing about the Pao verdict: the answer is probably no.
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) March 27, 2015
A jury finding that your sexism did not reach the level of actually being illegal is not a great thing to feel pleased about
— Matthew Garrett (@mjg59) March 27, 2015
A #ThankYouEllenPao hashtag broke out on Twitter Friday afternoon, during the lull while waiting for the final, final verdict. Observers expressed their support for Pao’s case: