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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. From lawsuits to allegations of sexual harassment to a federal investigation into claims that it has used a fake version of its app to thwart authorities, Uber has had a rough year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

An Uber board member resigned after making a sexist comment at a staff meeting


Uber board member David Bonderman resigned Tuesday after he made a sexist remark at a staff meeting meant to address sexual harassment, The New York Times reported

During the meeting, Uber board member Arianna Huffington emphasized the importance of women in leadership. "There's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board," Huffington said. 

Bonderman replied, "Actually, what it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking."

Angry employees quickly complained to their managers and Uber's head of human resources. 

Borderman, who is a founder of TPG Capital, an Uber investor, apologized to Uber employees by email. In his resignation statement, Bonderman called his comments "careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable."

"I take full responsibility for that," he said. "I need to hold myself to the same standards that we're asking Uber to adopt."

Huffington tweeted out approval of Bonderman's resignation. 

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