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Kleiner Perkins: Facts will determine outcome of discrimination lawsuit

Original post made on Jun 6, 2012

Calling the period a difficult time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, veteran partner John Doerr posted a statement about a fellow employee's gender discrimination lawsuit on the venture capital firm's website on May 30.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Tech Woman
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

So, one guy has already left the firm as a result of an internal investigation and now we are supposed to believe Mr. Doerr's statement that these are "unfounded claims"? Come on, let't not insult our intelligence.

And the response of "We will vigorously defend our reputation and are confident we will prevail." Hmmmm, sounds like an ego trip and not an interest to insure women are being treated fairly.

Let's hope a daughter of Mr. Doerr's isn't put in a situation like this, and then has a group of billionaires fighting to defend THEIR reputation. Well, the reputation is that Kleiner Perkins is a sexist environment - is that what will be defended?

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