Reality Star HP Scandal: Did Jodie Fisher Bring Down Mark Hurd?

Jodie Fisher (Getty Images)
Jodie Fisher (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) Jodie Fisher, the reality star whose sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation last week of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd, says she never wanted him to lose his job, and says she wishes only the best for Hurd, his family and HP.

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"I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this," Fisher said in a statement. "That was never my intention."

Details revealed Sunday show that she has worked as an adviser to Hurd on "high-level customer and executive summits" at HP.

Fisher said she knew Hurd through her contract jobs with HP's marketing department from 2007 to 2009. She was paid up to $5,000 per event to greet people and make introductions among executives attending HP events that she helped organize.

But before she became a professional greeter and party organizer, Fisher also appeared in some racy films.

She appeared in several R-rated movies in her 30s and most recently was on a dating show called "Age of Love," in which women competed for the attention of tennis star Mark Philippoussis.

Her lawyer, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, said Fisher recently served as a vice president at a Dallas real estate firm, and is a single mother who is "focused on raising her young son."

Fisher repeated that she and Hurd never had a sexual relationship but neither she nor Allred would discuss details of the harassment claim.

The claim set off the chain of events that led to the discovery of allegedly falsified expense reports for dinners Hurd had with Fisher and culminated in Hurd's forced resignation Friday from the world's largest technology company.

A person familiar with the case reportedly said that Hurd agreed to pay Fisher but would not reveal the size of the payment.