Those included complaints from eight women, with some claiming Wright sent them flirtatious texts, and others saying he invited them on trips and booked a single hotel room.
Three claimed they had sexual relationships with Wright and several said they feared they’d lose opportunities if they turned him down.
In response, a source close to the situation said the devastating report “comes at a very poor time” for Google as it faces federal allegations that it used illegal deals with smartphone makers including Apple to create a monopoly for its search engine.
Indeed, Wright had helped build Google’s legal and p.r. strategy ahead of the trial, which is slated to begin in federal court in Washington on Tuesday, according to sources.
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“I’m certain they were planning to deploy him to attack the Department of Justice, write op-eds, and make phone calls behind the scenes,” the source told On The Money. “He’s their key antitrust voice on the right.”
Another insider compared Wright to legal scholar Robert Bork — a leading voice on antitrust law last century.
“Wright is the gold standard when it comes to antitrust,” the source noted. “Not only did he lead the group, he acted as advisors to politicians, and created a pipeline of people who thought like him to take positions of power.”