When I saw this story on the Daily Fail, it seemed most of the comments were devoted to confusion over the term "digital sex".
A female ex-Yahoo! employee has filed suit against Maria Zhang, a top company exec, alleging that Zhang retaliated against her and ultimately had her fired from the Purple Palace after she refused Zhang's sexual advances. In documents [PDF] filed with the California Superior Court in Santa Clara on Friday and obtained Monday …
Either a jilted lover or another sociopathic executive taking advantage of an H1B would be my guess. Either way it was ethically wrong IMHO for a supervisor to live with a direct report. Yahoo HR should have conducted an investigation regardless. The spokesman immediately jumping to defend her without a decent internal investigation being done (which seems to be the case) also looks unprofessional and shady.
"Either a jilted lover or another sociopathic executive taking advantage of an H1B would be my guess."
It is somewhat discriminatory to assume that someone with a foreign-ish name is a H1B visa holder. Nan has a masters from Ohio University. H1B visa holders typically receive their degrees overseas in order to qualify for the H1B visa, in order to get to the US.
But there is a lot more too this issue that appears. Both Maria and Nan joined Yahoo at the same time, because they were both at Alike. So, it appears as part of the Alike acquisition, Maria and Nan both relocated, and accepted Yahoo provided housing.
And prior to Alike, both Maria and Nan worked at Microsoft, where they presumably met. Maria left in 2010 for Alike, and Nan in 2012. Maria worked on Personal Relevance for MSN, and Nan worked on Local Search for Bing. Since MSN became Bing, those are probably the same things.
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