Silicon Valley venture capitalist testifies in sex bias case

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist testified Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men.

John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers was the mentor and boss of the plaintiff, Ellen Pao.

Pao claims she was subjected to harassment after ending an affair with a colleague.

She says she was denied a promotion and was forced out because of her discrimination complaints.Pao initially worked as Doerr's chief of staff before becoming a junior partner with full-time investment duties.

Doerr testified that Kleiner Perkins has many female senior partners.

Pao is currently the interim CEO of Reddit and is asking for $16 million.