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Alphabet Exec Out as Company Grapples with Harassment Reports

Oct. 31, 2018, 5:20 PM

A top executive at Alphabet Inc.’s experimental moonshot unit has left the company after the New York Times reported he was accused of sexual harassment.

Rich DeVaul, a director at X, the lab that came up with futuristic projects like internet-projecting balloons and delivery drones, left the company Oct. 30 without severance pay, a source familiar with the matter said. Axios previously reported DeVaul’s departure.

The New York Times reported DeVaul invited a job candidate to the Burning Man festival and asked her to remove her shirt so he could give her a back rub in 2013. The woman reported...

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