Former actress Jodie Fisher, 50, expressed she knew Hurd as a result of work with HP’s advertising department from 2007 to 2009. She generated as much as $5,000 for each function to set up HP functions and then welcome as well as introduce executives.
“I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this,” Fisher stated in a statement. “That was never my intention.”
Fisher made an appearance in a very few R-rated films and very recently ended up being on a dating show known as “Age of Love,” in which beauties competed to make the attention of tennis celebrity Mark Philippoussis. She has aside from that worked as a saleswoman and an executive within a commercial real estate company. Her attorney Gloria Allred, who might be also representing actor Mel Gibson’s wife, described Fisher as a single mom who’s “focused on raising her young son.” Fisher emphasized that she and Hurd by no means had a love affair, but yet declined to go over information on the harassment claim. Her accusations resulted in the finding of falsified expenditure reports for dinners Hurd had with Fisher and led to Hurd’s pressured resignation Friday.
Fisher accepted that she and Hurd have settled the problem. A source informed The Associated Press that Hurd decided to pay Fisher but wouldn’t expose the size of the payment. Hurd settled with Fisher on Thursday, just before he resigned. The settlement didn’t involve a payment from HP, the individual close to the situation mentioned.