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Unsealed court documents accuse Andy Rubin of running a 'sex ring'

What you need to know

  • A civil complaint filed by Rie Hirabaru Rubin says Andy Rubin conspired to defraud her by not revealing his sources of income.
  • Rubin also conspired to defraud Rie Rubin by making her sign a prenuptial agreement under false pretenses.
  • The lawsuit alleges Andy Rubin had at least five mistresses and was operating a sex ring.

Back in 2017, it was revealed that Andy Rubin had an "inappropriate relationship" with a subordinate while at Google. Rubin left the company in 2014, and although Google found credible evidence of sexual misconduct, Rubin picked up a $90 million exit package — receiving $1.25 to $2.5 million monthly over the course of four years.

Newly unsealed court documents from a civil complaint filed by Rubin's estranged wife Rie Hirabaru Rubin allege Rubin of concealing the Google payments and making her sign a prenuptial agreement under false pretenses. The lawsuit also states that Rubin conspired to defraud Rie Rubin by not divulging "his sources of income, the amount of money the family had, and what it was being spent on."

According to the lawsuit, Rubin had at least five mistresses and was operating a "sex ring" that included loaning them out to other men:

Some of those affairs, the suit states, included "'ownership' relationships with other women, whereby Rubin would pay for their expenses in exchange for offering them to other men."

Rubin set up a separate bank account to deposit the Google payments and shelled out "hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to other women," with the prenuptial agreement protecting Rubin from financial consequences in the case of a divorce due to extramarital affairs.

The allegations line up with the New York Times exposé from last October, which prompted a Google walkout in November and ultimately led to Sundar Pichai announcing changes to the way such situations are handled in the future.

But at the crux of this particular civil complaint is the fact that the lawyer that represented Rie Hirabaru Rubin in the signing of the prenuptial agreement served as Rubin's lawyer for a previous divorce settlement, presenting a conflict of interest. Rie Hirabaru Rubin is now trying to get the prenuptial invalidated as a result, which would allow her to obtain a part of Rubin's $350 million estimated net worth.

Andy Rubin's lawyers furnished the following statement to The Verge, and followed it up with an amended statement once the story broke:

This is a garden variety family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement. It should be litigated in family law court in its entirety.This is a family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement. It is full of false claims and we look forward to telling our side of the story.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

11 Comments
  • He appears to be an absolute scumbag
  • While more and more stuff keeps popping up for this... and while yes it seems the dude is a scumbag... I'm sorry not sorry, but the 'wife' should just butt out... again, sorry not sorry, but each person's 'money' is their own. She didn't make the money, she didn't "earn" the money (he didn't really 'earn' that exit package either, but eh..), therefore she doesn't deserve that money... If you can't support yourself, that's your problem. If you didn't have a job that generated millions, that's your problem. I'll never understand this 'system' where someone has 'the rights' to YOUR stuff just because of a piece of paper saying 'hey we loved eachother at one time in the past'... men and women can both have jobs, and can both learn similar skill sets... there's ZERO reason for an already 'wealthy' and 'well off' "ex wife" to have ANY need for monetary compensation. The money was sent to HIM. they were deposited into HIS accounts... I don't see her name on any of the checks, or any of the deposit slips... therefore, she has zero rights to any of it... even if he did gain the money in a B.S. manner and he's a scum bag...
  • Yeah...no. You don't seem to understand that marriage is a legally binding contract. You shouldn't enter into any contract if you don't agree to the terms. Full Stop.
  • Exactly. Marriage is crazy dangerous. It's clearly not worth it.
  • Lol right. One person is gonna get screwed should it end in divorce and it's the person who makes the most money. It's not beneficial for the more productive person.
  • It's worth it if you have the right partner, but that's so hard to come by these days. My wife and I share everything; eat off the same plate, use the same bank account, and we view our assets as "ours" because it's a partnership between two people who are "givers" and "listeners". One of my golden rules is "The love for my spouse must always be greater than the need to prove myself right", which kinda negates arguments because we see a situation and sit down to find a solution... together. It works. But, trust also plays a big part, and she knows I'm pretty much bulletproof in that department. She has guy friends that she hangs out with and one of them calls her his best friend, and she even carries his credit card around for emergencies. Likewise, I have female friends, and some of them most wives would freak out over. One is a model who sends me her photo shoots, another is a genius and actress, who also happens to be so beautiful that guys start taking pictures of her when we arrive places.
  • the part that gets me is all of the corporate virtue signaling and censorship coming out of these rejects. trying to restrict what we see and create, all the while these losers are running sex rings, etc... does anyone actually believe that any of them give a rip about inclusivity, diversity, or women's rights?
  • I would guess that a very low estimate of people who love to talk about how they give a rip about inclusivity, diversity, women's rights, etc, are all just talk to make themselves feel better and look better to the people they know on social media. People are mostly hypocritical, egotistical fabricators.
  • It's called "accuse". Innocent until proven guilty.
  • Nope not anymore...guilty until proven innocent today. You even rot in jail while they wait to put you on trail to figure that out. Justice system.
  • A PH2 phone coming soon? Must be time to discredit Rubin.