Tech influencer 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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An apology is no longer sufficient, as one influencer is quickly learning.

The popular tech blogger, author and evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned 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.

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