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Woman who lost Silicon Valley gender bias suit drops appeal

Woman who lost gender bias suit against Silicon Valley firm says she is dropping appeal

Woman who lost Silicon Valley gender bias suit drops appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm says she is dropping her appeal.

Ellen Pao said in a statement released Thursday that she cannot afford the risk of incurring additional costs to fight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She said she had not reached any settlement with the firm and will pay some of its legal fees.

A judge has ordered Pao to pay Kleiner $275,000 in legal fees. A jury in March found that Kleiner Perkins did not discriminate or retaliate against Pao when the firm fired her in 2012.

Pao's case became a flashpoint in an ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms, where women are grossly underrepresented.


Updated : 2021-09-24 20:14 GMT+08:00