SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigator hired by a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm to look into a complaint of gender discrimination has taken the stand for a second day in a lawsuit filed by a former female employee at the firm.
Steve Hirschfeld said Friday he interviewed at least 10 women as part of his investigation of Ellen Pao's complaint about Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Hirschfeld eventually concluded the evidence did not support Pao's claim.
He previously testified that John Doerr, a senior partner at the firm, told him that Pao had a "female chip" on her shoulder and blamed others for her failed romantic relationships.
Pao says she was passed over for a promotion because she was a woman and then fired in 2012 after she complained.
Kleiner Perkins denies wrongdoing and says Pao didn't get along with her colleagues.