First, Hewlett-Packard had one of the worst CEOs of all time, GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. And now, according to SFGate, current HP CEO and President Mark Hurd has resigned effective immediately. Why? Allegations of sexual harassment.
Part of an HP press release, which you can read here, says, "Hurd’s decision was made following an investigation by outside legal counsel and the General Counsel’s Office, overseen by the Board, of the facts and circumstances surrounding a claim of sexual harassment against Hurd and HP by a former contractor to HP. The investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s Standards of Business Conduct. "
The HP Board appointed CFO Cathie Lesjak, 51, soon after Hurd's resignation.