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Woman who brought down HP’s CEO posed nude for Playboy in 1980

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Jodie Fisher Playboy SFW

Have you heard the one about HP CEO Mark Hurd, the hated boss referred to as "Mark Turd" by some of his employees? It seems no one hated him more than Jodie Fisher, who starred in plenty of B movies (like Body of Influence 2, which we remember from disappointing late-night Skinemax marathons) and filed complaints about Hurd's alleged sexual harassment.

It emerged recently that Hurd may have quit his post because of these claims, which arose when Fisher worked as a contract employee, entertaining clients at VIP events. "Entertained," we think, means just greeted people, served them drinks and tried to convince rich people that cool, sexy people use HP products. (Yeah, right.)

Perusing Playboy's photo archives, one Valleywag reader found something in

the September 1980 issue of the magazine, featuring the "Girls of the Southwest Conference" special. Fisher, then a student at Southwest Conference member Texas Tech, appears in the "pictorial essay" reclining on a desk, exposing one breast, the way many college students study. Though Fisher's picture isn't accompanied by any edifying text except for her name, the woman in the photo is clearly Fisher, complete with her alma mater's flag hanging on the wall.

Here's the pic:

Jodie Fisher naked in Playboy NSFW

Fisher, now 50 and a recent star of the reality show "Age of Love," says she's disappointed that the CEO lost his cushy job:

"I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this," Fisher said in a statement. "That was never my intention." [NY Daily News]

What a nice person. It seems that, when she filed the claims of sexual harassment, she was doing so because he left her no choice, and she did not sue anyone or chase a settlement. She simply wanted him to change his ways and become the better person she thought he could be. Unfortunately, someone else decided he was endangering the company's image (and stock price) and would have to go.