Hurd aide with ties to contractor resigns

One of former HP CEO Mark Hurd's closest aides, and a person connected to the hiring of the marketing contractor whose sexual harassment claim led to Hurd's resignation, resigned from HP this week.

On Wednesday came news that one of former HP CEO Mark Hurd's closest aides, and a person connected to the hiring of the marketing contractor whose sexual harassment claim led to Hurd's resignation, resigned from HP this week.

Fortune reported that former CEO Program Manager Caprice Fimbres McIlvaine has also left the company, effective Monday. An HP representative confirmed her departure but would not comment on the reason. Fortune adds that she was in charge of internal communications and operated as a chief of staff for Hurd.

Part of her role was organizing the CEO summits at which former marketing contractor Jodie Fisher was hired to greet HP's customers. Hurd was the speaker at several such summits in the U.S., Asia, and Europe after which he reportedly had private dinners with Fisher. After Fisher accused him of sexual harassment, HP's own investigation found that Hurd submitted inaccurate expense reports that, among other things, were designed to conceal his meetings with her.

For more on this story, read Hurd aide with ties to Fisher leaves HP at CNET News.