Android Co-Founder Caught In Sex Ring Saga
Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, who Google reportedly paid $90 million to leave the company after a sexual misconduct investigation, has been accused of running a sex ring.
The accusations appear in documents revealed by Buzzfeed News showing Rubin’s estranged wife had complained she was convinced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement under false pretenses while pregnant.
The New York Times revealed last year that Google ousted Rubin after finding he had coerced an employee into oral sex in 2013, but rather than firing him, they agreed to pay him around $2 million a month for four years if he resigned.
The New York Times also reported two other senior executives received similar sweetheart deals by Google following sexual misconduct accusations.
The complaint alleges Rubin opened a secret bank account to receive these payments, using them to make payments in the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to other women, who he would allegedly “loan out” to other men.
Rubin allegedly emailed one woman in August 2015 telling her she “will be happy being taken care of”.
“Being owned is kinda like you are my property, and I can loan you to other people,” Rubin allegedly said in the email.
Andy Rubin joined Google after the company acquired Android in 2005.
His estranged wife alleges that in the years they were married his net worth ballooned from around $10 million to $350 million.
Rubin’s lawyers told The Verge the allegations were a “garden variety family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement”, and the complaints about alleged sex rings and multi-million dollar payments from the tech giant were “false claims”.
“We look forward to telling our side of the story,” the lawyers said.