CLOSE

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated Monday GOP candidate Roy Moore ought to give up his Alabama race amid allegations he had badual contact with a 14-year-old woman and pursued romantic relationships with different teenage women a long time in the past. (Nov. 13)
AP

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jurvetson, a outstanding enterprise capitalist who serves on the boards of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors and Space X, is leaving his submit at Draper Fisher Jurvetson amid an inside investigation into allegations of badual harbadment.

He’s additionally on depart from Tesla and SpaceX.

Jurvetson couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. 

In a Twitter submit, he stated: “I am leaving DFJ to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me.”

I’m leaving DFJ to deal with private issues, together with taking authorized motion in opposition to these whose false statements have defamed me.

— Steve Jurvetson (@dfjsteve) November 13, 2017

 

“Steve Jurvetson is on a leave of absence from the SpaceX and Tesla boards pending resolution of these allegations,” SpaceX communications director John Taylor stated in an emailed badertion.

Jurvetson’s agency, Draper Fisher Jurveston (DFJ), stated Jurvetson was leaving by “mutual agreement.” It introduced Jurvetson’s departure in a letter to its restricted companions Monday.

“As of today and by mutual agreement, Steve Jurvetson will be leaving DFJ,” the agency informed USA TODAY in an emailed badertion. “DFJ’s culture has been, and will continue to be, built on the values of respect and integrity in all of our interactions. We are focused on the success of our portfolio companies, as well as the long-term vision for the firm and will continue to operate with the highest professional standards.”

DFJ opened an investigation into Jurvetson primarily based on “indirect and second-hand allegations,” the agency stated final month.

Entrepreneur Keri Kukral alleged predatory conduct on the agency however didn’t title Jurvetson.

At the time she wrote on Facebook: “My situation was gray and personal not professional. I have doubts that the behavior has stopped for others and have wondered for a long time how to warn people without damaging myself.”

In a weblog submit two weeks in the past, a DFJ companion, Heidi Roizen, stated her agency had by no means obtained an official criticism alleging misconduct.

“During the summer this year, we heard about allegations of misconduct by one (and only one) of our partners from a third party. We felt the responsible thing to do was to launch an independent investigation, and so we did,” she wrote. “In the past week, a single Facebook post also accused DFJ of having a culture that is predatory to women. I don’t need an investigation to state with certainty that this is patently wrong.”

News of the investigation follows a nationwide uproar over costs that highly effective producer Harvey Weinstein for years badually harbaded girls in Hollywood and a viral #MeToo motion on social media with girls coming ahead with their tales of badual harbadment.

A Silicon Valley badual harbadment scandal over the summer season uncovered tales of unhealthy conduct by enterprise capitalists, two of whom, Dave McClure and Justin Caldbeck, resigned. The elimination of two outstanding buyers despatched shock waves by way of Silicon Valley, the place for years there have been few penalties for badist and predatory conduct.

News of Jurvetson’s departure was first reported by expertise information outlet Recode.

Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2ACejBq