Saturday, June 24, 2017

"A prominent venture capitalist admitted to sexually harassing women in the tech industry, saying he leveraged his 'position of power in exchange for sexual gain'"

TG:

"six women had accused Caldbeck of 'unwanted and inappropriate advances', with several saying the misconduct occurred when they sought funding or guidance while trying to start businesses."

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Three women went public with their claims.

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Three other anonymous sources shared stories with the Information about sexually explicit text messages and advances from Caldbeck despite their professional relationships. In the original piece, Caldbeck said: “I strongly deny the Information’s attacks on my character. The fact is, I have always enjoyed respectful relationships with female founders, business partners, and investors.”

Binary also initially issued a statement that dismissed the claims as “a few examples which show that Justin has in the past occasionally dated or flirted with women he met in a professional capacity”.

But after the story spread in Silicon Valley