In an email to the New York Times, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wrote:
"The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago...that decision nearly destroyed Apple and would have if Steve hadn't come back and saved them.Mr. Ellison is correct that Mr. Hurd was not ousted from HP for the sexual harassment claim the board later found to be false, but rather submitting inaccurate expense reports. Maybe HP can get Carly Fiorina back. No?
In losing Mark Hurd, the H.P. board failed to act in the best interest of H.P.'s employees, shareholders, customers and partners...The H.P. board admits that it fully investigated the sexual harassment claims against Mark and found them to be utterly false."