Google Employee Claims Unwanted Sexual Contact by Twitter Software Engineer

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Noirin Shirley, who is Director at the Apache Software Foundation and a technical writer at Google used her blog and Twitter to expose a Google employee she says sexually assaulted her. She sent this message to her Twitter followers:

"It is not my job to avoid getting assaulted. It is everyone else’s job to avoid assaulting me."

In her blog she provides the details of what she says happened last night at ApacheCon in Atlanta, calling it "One Hell of a Time" …

"He brought me in to the snug, and sat up on a stool. He grabbed me, pulled me in to him, and kissed me. I tried to push him off, and told him I wasn’t interested (I may have been less eloquent, but I don’t think I was less clear). He responded by jamming his hand into my underwear and fumbling.

I broke away, headed back to the group, and hid behind some of the bigger, burlier infra guys, while Bill sorted out all the people who’d left stuff in my room, so that I could reasonably escape. We headed back, people got their stuff, Bill stayed around, and I slept."



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