- David Drummond, the senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google’s parent company, Alphabet, just cashed out tens of millions of dollars in Google stock.
- Drummond has been a controversial figure within Alphabet and, previously, within Google. He had a child with a former coworker who accused him of emotional abuse, a claim which he has pushed back on, and he’s become a figurehead of bigger problems within Google’s executive suite.
- Drummond cashed out around $27 million worth of stock that he purchased for around $8.7 million, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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David Drummond, senior VP of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google’s parent company, Alphabet, just cashed out tens of millions in Google stock.
According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Drummond sold around $35 million worth of stock that he purchased for about $8.7 million for a total payout of around $27 million. The filing was first spotted by New York Times tech journalist Daisuke Wakabayashi.
Drummond is most well-known for having an extramarital affair with a Google coworker, Jennifer Blakely, who later accused him of emotional abuse. Blakely, in an open letter published to Medium in August, said Drummond fathered a son with her while he was married, and then abandoned her and abused her emotionally.
Blakely also accused Drummond of repeated affairs with other Google coworkers, including his assistant – a claim he denied. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply untrue,” he said in a statement issued in August.
Despite the accusations, Drummond has remained at Alphabet; Blakely, a former legal manager at Google, said she quit the company due to her relationship with Drummond conflicting with a new policy about dating coworkers.
Drummond, however, remains one of Google’s highest-paid executives – he earned nearly $50 million last year. An Alphabet representative didn’t respond to a request for comment as of publishing.
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