Private-equity group making rival bid for the computer maker has reportedly discussed the CEO's position with the former HP chief.
Apple's co-founder reportedly urged a reconciliation between the beleaguered former CEO and Hewlett-Packard's board.
The 8-page missive from Jodie Fisher's attorney alleges the former HP chief made repeated sexual overtures, which Hurd's lawyer denies.
Hurd, now president of Oracle, loses an appeal in court this week that would keep the letter accusing him of sexual harassment confidential.
In a new court filing, Oracle says Hewlett-Packard committed fraud by not disclosing plans to hire two former Oracle executives while the two companies were at work on a settlement.
Plaintiffs in shareholder suit have sought records related to Mark Hurd's departure from HP, including the letter from lawyers representing Jodie Fisher. Now, most of the letter will be released.
In response to shareholder lawsuit, HP is ready to conduct another probe into the circumstances of the former chief executive's departure.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO has been fighting to keep sealed a document written by a former contractor whose sexual harassment allegations led to his ouster from the company.
The federal government is investigating whether HP's former CEO leaked inside information to former contractor Jodie Fisher, among other things, before his ousting.
commentary Mark Hurd's career skyrocketed after he turned HP around, but two new reports illustrate how his reckless behavior involving a former actress endangered his company's reputation.