Scott Hassan, the man who wrote much of the original code that powers Google, admitted Friday to creating a revenge website against his ex-wife, Allison Huynh.
According to the New York Post, Hassan and his estranged wife Allison Huynh have been entangled in an ugly divorce battle for the past seven years. The divorce battle has reportedly involved millions of dollars, claims that the children the couple share have been treated poorly, and now an alleged online revenge campaign against Huynh.
Hassan’s ex-wife has also claimed that he is keeping her from millions of dollars – money that Huynh’s lawyer argues is legally hers.
“In 2018, the estate was valued at $1.8 billion, and Hassan wanted to give her a minuscule fraction,” Huynh’s attorney Pierce O’Donnell reportedly told the New York Post. “His court position is that she gets nothing: Zero, zip, nada. Every settlement conference, he’s reduced his offer. I haven’t seen that in my 45-year-long career. He’s trying to pull off the ultimate dirty trick on his wife and three teenage children.”
Hassan himself has reportedly told The Post that these allegations by Huynh and her attorney are not at all accurate.
But while this nasty divorce battle has been going on for the past seven years, and the divorce settlement proceedings are reportedly scheduled to start Monday in San Jose, California, Hassan has come under fire most recently for allegedly creating a not-so-flattering website against Huynh as part of a revenge and smear campaign against her.
According to the New York Post, Hassan allegedly admitted to launching the website titled AllisonHuynh.com earlier this year. But even though the website doesn’t seem sinister at first with its numerous links to positive articles written about Allison Huynh, upon further digging the website also links to court documents in connection to three embarrassing lawsuits that involve her.
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“I did, but I have taken it down. It came together in a moment of frustration when I felt Allison and her attorney were telling one-sided stories to the press,” Hassan admitted to The Post when asked if he did in fact create the website. “I thought aggregating publicly available information without commenting or editorializing would help. It only ended up making our dispute more public and tense, which was never what I intended.”
Huynh reportedly didn’t find out about the website until August 5th.
“It was basically intended to shame and scare me by impersonating me and trying to turn the world against me,” Huynh told The Post. “I was distraught.”
Huynh immediately suspected Hassan of being behind the website, and when forensic professionals failed to prove it was him, Huynh reportedly took matters into her own hands.