Meg Whitman knew HP was taking another huge writedown and that she would accuse Autonomy of fraud well before earnings release. She KNEW the stock would selloff on the news. Isn't it her duty to shareholders to warn of such a large MISS after she said (in prior earnings release) they would post profits?
If this isn't manipulating a stock for the gains of a few, then I don't know what is.
Meg Whitman should be fired ASAP and investigated for fraud herself imo.