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Actress Jodie Fisher cost Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd his job

A former porn actress and reality TV contestant, Jodie Fisher, has emerged as the woman whose sexual harassment claims cost the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard his job.

The 50-year-old said on Sunday that she was “surprised and saddened” that Mark Hurd, 53, had lost his job following her allegations.

Mr Hurd, who had spent five years at the helm of the world’s biggest maker of personal computers and printers, resigned last week after an investigation into Ms Fisher’s claims uncovered irregularities in his expenses.

The probe cleared Mr Hurd, 53, of sexually harassing the actress, who was contracted to appear at events sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, but found he had submitted inaccurate expense reports to conceal a “personal relationship” with her.

Ms Fisher denied having been in a relationship with the former chief executive in a statement released by her lawyer on Sunday night. She added that the pair had settled the sexual harassment claim privately.

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