A top Silicon Valley engineer has stepped down from his role at Uber after it was discovered there were allegations of sexual harassment against him at his previous job at Google that he did not disclose when he was hired.
The engineer, Amit Singhal, is leaving Uber after Recode’s Kara Swisher notified the company of the allegations through her reporting. Singhal was SVP of engineering at Uber.
Singhal oversaw Google’s search engine for years and was considered one of the company’s most powerful executives.
On the other hand Uber and Google refused to comment.
He wrote : My life has been a dream journey. From a little boy growing up in the Himalayas dreaming of the Star Trek computer, to an immigrant who came to the United States with two suitcases and not much else, to the person responsible for Search at Google, every turn has enriched me and made me a better person. But now, that dream is unravelling.