Kleiner Perkins today filed its official legal response to the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that one of its partners, Ellen Pao, filed against the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm last month.
Today was the last day that Kleiner could have filed its legal response to the claim, so the timing is not exactly a surprise.
The filing makes the firm’s position clear in its first paragraph, which reads:
“KPCB generally denies each and every material allegation of the Complaint and further denies that [Ellen Pao] has been damaged int he manner alleged, or in any manner or amount. KPCB vigorously denies that it discriminated against Plaintiff, retaliated against Plaintiff after she complained about harassment or discrimination, or that it violated its obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination from occurring.”
The filling goes on with detailed rebuttals to each of Pao’s claims.
This is breaking news, and this story will continue to be updated with more details from the document as I parse it, and a scan of the document as soon as we can upload it.
Here is the scanned document:
Here are other TechCrunch posts regarding the suit:
- Key Details Of The Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
- Women At Kleiner Perkins: By The Numbers
- Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Speaks Out On Lawsuit: “Our Firm Does Not Discriminate Based On Gender”
Article courtesy of TechCrunch