George Parker is the perpetrator of Every week he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.

The news at the end of last week that Mark Hurd, CEO of Hewlett Packard was stepping down after being named in a sexual harassment case by a former lady contractor was no big deal… If I had a dollar for every major corporation CEO caught dipping his pen in the company ink, I’d be a rich man. But then HP made a point of stressing that the sexual harassment charge was not the reason for the dismissal; it was the fact that he had been fiddling his expenses when he took his “lady friend” (who according to The Telegraph was a former porn star) for dinner. It uncovered irregularities in his expenses claims ranging between $1,000 and $20,000 for meals and travel. And, this is a guy who was in the middle of negotiating a new $100 million, three year contract. Now he’ll have to settle for a mere $34 million Golden Parachute. Poor sod!

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