Over a decade, Google handsomely paid 3 men accused of misconduct, per report

Founder and CEO of Essential Products Andy Rubin speaks onstage at WIRED Business Conference at Spring Studios on June 7, 2017 in New York City.

Enlarge / Founder and CEO of Essential Products Andy Rubin speaks onstage at WIRED Business Conference at Spring Studios on June 7, 2017 in New York City. (credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Wired)

The famed creator of Android was ushered from Google in October 2014 when the company found allegations against him of having committed sexual misconduct against a co-worker to be credible, according to The New York Times. Upon his departure from the industry giant, Andy Rubin was still given a $150 million stock grant, to be paid out over several years, along with a $90 million exit package. Rubin's alleged misdeeds were first reported in November 2017.

In an account that left us thunderstruck, The New York Times reported Thursday that Andy Rubin is just one of three top executives who have received massive payouts over the past decade despite being accused of similar behavior.

"Each time Google stayed silent about the accusations against the men," the newspaper concluded, noting that the company had the option of dismissing them with far less recompense or even nothing at all.

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