Silicon Valley Bigwig Accused of Sexual Harassment By 3 Women



It looks like Silicon Valley may have their own Harvey Weinstein.
Both Hollywood and Silicon Valley are nearly unanimously liberals. They also both now have high profile sexual abuse cases centered around bigwig predators abusing their power.
Three women have accused high-profile tech evangelist and writer Robert Scoble of sexual and verbal harassment.
Michelle Greer, Scoble’s former colleague at Rackspace; journalist Quinn Norton; and ProDay founder Sarah Kunst all said Scoble acted inappropriately with them, mostly around 2009 and 2010 onwards. We first saw Greer’s comments via BuzzFeed, while Norton and Kunst wrote about their experiences on Medium and Twitter.
Robert Scoble is well-known in certain tech circles. He rose to prominence as a “technical evangelist” at Microsoft, where he kept a regular blog about the company, winning readers with uncensored and often harsh opinions about the company. He took up a similar role at Rackspace in 2009 to build out a content network for the web hosting firm, called Building43. Most recently, he became entrepreneur-in-residence at UploadVR, which was sued by an employee for sexual harassment claims.
Norton kicked off the claims against Scoble in a Medium post published on Thursday. She accused Scoble first of groping and kissing a woman too drunk to consent and, later, of “grabbing my butt” and groping her breast. The alleged incidents took place in “the early 2010s” at Foo Camp, an annual hacker conference run by O’Reilly Media.
Founder Tim O’Reilly said the company banned Scoble from future events but admitted it “could have done more.”
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