Alphabet's board has launched a probe into the company's handling of sexual misconduct charges, including those made against its top attorney (GOOG)

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  • Google parent Alphabet's board is looking into the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations, according to CNBC.
  • It's formed a special committee to look into the matter and has hired an outside law firm to help out with the investigation, according to the report.
  • Among other things, the investigation will look into charges made against David Drummond, Alphabet's chief legal officer, who had an affair and a child with a subordinate and is accused of having other affairs with women in his department.
  • The investigation follows a shareholder lawsuit that accuses the company of covering up sexual misconduct and a worldwide walkout by company employees over its handling of sexual harassment claims.
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The board of directors at Alphabet, Google's parent company, has launched an investigation into the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations, including those made against its chief legal officer David Drummond, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

The board has created a special committee to oversee the inquiry, according to the report. Its also hired an outside law firm to help with the investigation, CNBC reported, citing "materials" it had viewed.

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