Tech influencer apologizes and resigns amid sexual harassment claims

Robert Scoble is facing mounting criticism after allegations that he inappropriately interacted with women at events and more over the past decade have surfaced.

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The popular tech blogger and author Robert Scoble has resigned from the Transformation Group, a “mixed reality” consultancy, after facing scrutiny over claims of sexual harassment.

On Oct. 19, tech journalist Quinn Norton’s Medium post revealed that Scoble sexually harassed her “in the early 2010s” at O’Reilly’s Foo Camp event. Norton’s account also detailed Scoble’s advances toward an inebriated married woman who “wasn’t able to consent in any way” and “wasn’t able to walk on her own.”

Michelle Greer, Scoble’s former colleague at Rackspace, accused him of sexual harassment, as well.

“I remember seeing him with two drinks in his hand,” Greer told BuzzFeed. “My boss sat next to me, and Scoble sits across from me and starts touching my leg.” Scoble’s producer later told Greer, “I’m so sorry, my employees will never touch you again.” Greer did not pursue the matter further at the time, and Scoble did not apologize.

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