Kleiner Perkins threatens Ellen Pao with nearly $1 million in legal fees
According to documents filed today, Kleiner Perkins is now threatening Ellen Pao with $973,000 in court costs if she decides to appeal the case. The decision to press the issue comes one month after the Silicon Valley giant was found not liable in the highest-profile gender discrimination case in years.
Pao, who currently serves as interim CEO at Reddit, took the venture capital firm to trial earlier this year, armed with claims that a brief, consensual affair with a partner during her tenure at Kleiner Perkins resulted in retaliation and lost wages — all part and parcel of the entrenched sexism in VC culture. The trial did much to expose the uneven playing field for women in Silicon Valley. However, the jury could not prove that subtle…
Source:: The Verge