Hurd aide with ties to Fisher leaves HP

Following Hurd out the door is the woman who reportedly acted as liaison between former CEO Mark Hurd and the marketing coordinator who accused him of sexual harassment.

The fallout from Mark Hurd's resignation from Hewlett-Packard last week continues.

On Wednesday came news that one of 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 Caprice Fimbres McIlvaine has also left the company, effective Monday. An HP representative confirmed her departure but would not comment on the reason.

McIlvaine's title was CEO Program Manager, according to HP. 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.

It's not clear how long McIlvaine worked at HP, but she left her previous job at Blanc & Otus--a firm that has done work for HP--in 2004, according to her profile on LinkedIn. An HP representative would not confirm how long she had worked at the company.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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