If you’re attractive for plot twists, the Uber and Waymo accusation is chock full of them. Today, the aggregation unceremoniously parted ways with its Vice President of Technology, and former Google employee, Anthony Levandowski.

Levandowski came under fire after argumentation the Fifth when asked to hand over affirmation and affirm on behalf of his new employer, Uber. Under admonition from his attorneys, Levandowski declined, citing the “potential for bent action.” It’s not a smoker gun, but it absolutely isn’t allowance Uber in the court of public opinion.

And that, according to the company, is why it has absitively to part ways. According to Angela Padilla, Uber’s accessory accepted counsel:

Over the last few months Uber has provided cogent affirmation to the court to authenticate that our self-driving technology has been built independently. Over that same period, Uber has urged Anthony to fully abet in allowance the court get to the facts and ultimately allowance to prove our case.

The move to axe Levandowski should abruptness no one. Should the aggregation be found guilty of burglary trade secrets from Google, Levandowski offers the below fruit needed to claim Uber’s benightedness in the matter. If found innocent, the alertness to abet in the investigation by firing annoying advisers only aids in the company’s defense.

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