Tesla, SpaceX board member takes leave after sexual harassment claims

November 13, 2017

Enlarge / DFJ Partner Steve Jurvetson speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Steve Jurvetson, a partner at a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm that bears his name—Draper Fisher Jurvetson—has left the company amid accusations of sexual harassment. However, he is still listed as a “partner” on the DFJ website.

Jurvetson currently serves on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX, but he has taken a leave as a result of these allegations, according to CNBC.

In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Jurvetson wrote that he would be pursuing “legal action,” but he did not respond to Ars’ query as to when or where such action would be taking place.

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