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Uber executive quits for not disclosing prior sexual harassment allegation - Recode

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has left the company for failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation, stemming from his tenure at Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O), Recode reported, citing sources.

Singhal, who was appointed last month to work closely with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, was asked to resign after Recode informed the company of the allegation this week, the technology news website said.

The revelation comes as the ride-hailing company deals with a fallout of a blog post from a former female engineer a week ago, alleging harassment and sexism that led to a backlash against the company.

The company has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of the claims.

Uber confirmed that Singhal had left the company, but did not provide any further details.


(Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee and Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)