Alphabet’s chief legal boss, accused of emotionally abusing a former Googler after a workplace affair, reportedly married a current Google employee over the weekend (GOOG, GOOGL)


David Drummond

David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google’s parent company, Alphabet, married a current Google employee this past weekend, according to Axios.
The news comes about a week after Jennifer Blakely published a scathing Medium post accusing Drummond of emotional abuse after the birth of the child they had together during an extramarital affair while they were both at Google.
Blakely also said that Drummond had multiple affairs with other colleagues at Google.
In response to the allegations, Drummond said last week that other than Blakely, he had “never started a relationship” with anyone else at Google or Alphabe, and that “any suggestion otherwise is simply untrue.”
Drummond’s new wife — whose identity is unclear — worked under him at Google years ago, but recently returned after a three-year stint away from the company, Axios reported.
Drummond reportedly maintains that he only started dating the woman who is now his wife after she left Google.
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David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google’s parent company, Alphabet, married a current Google employee this past weekend, according to Axios.

The news comes after Jennifer Blakely — a former Googler who had an extramarital affair with Drummond while they were both at the company — accused Drummond of emotional abuse after the birth of the child they had together in a scathing Medium post.

“If I objected to his terms, if I didn’t ‘play ball,’ he would punish me by punishing our son,” Blakely wrote, in part. She said that Drummond would go “months or years” without seeing his son, or without answering her calls and texts.

In that post, she also said that Drummond had multiple affairs with other colleagues at Google.

Drummond responded to the allegations last Thursday in a statement, saying that he was “far from perfect” but that there were “two sides” to the story. The chief legal exec also said that other than Blakely, he had “never started a relationship” with anyone else at Google or Alphabet, and that “any suggestion otherwise is simply untrue.”

Read more: The career rise and controversy of David Drummond, Alphabet’s chief lawyer whose extramarital relationship with a former employee reignited criticism of Google’s culture

While Axios did not report the name of Drummond’s new wife, she’s said to have worked under the exec in the legal department at Google years ago, but left for a stint of about three years.

At some point, Axios reports, she returned to Google’s legal department — though, as Drummond currently serves at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, she is technically outside of Drummond’s direct reporting chain. That’s an important distinction because neither Google nor Alphabet allow relationships between managers and subordinates.

Drummond maintains that the two only “started” dating after she left Google, Axios said. That detail might explain the specific phrasing of Drummond’s statement last week, specifying he had “never started a relationship” …read more

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