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Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief 'destroyed his reputation'

Kate Clark
Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief 'destroyed his reputation'

Eric Alexander, the ride-hailing company's former president of business in Asia-Pacific, has filed suit against former Uber PR chief Rachel Whetstone . Alexander blames Whetstone for his firing from Uber in June 2017, claiming her "grossly misleading statements" both internally at Uber and to the media, "destroyed his reputation." He claims she "harbored deep seated personal animosity" against him, was jealous of his close relationship with then-CEO Travis Kalanick and frequently made racist comments about several minority groups during her tenure. Whetstone, well-known in Silicon Valley for her comms prowess, also left Uber in 2017 and has since gone on to lead PR efforts at Facebook and now Netflix.