Former Yahoo chief executive Carol Bartz has issued a scathing account of her dismissal from the company.
Bartz claimed in an interview with Fortune magazine that the news of her firing was delivered by chairman Roy Bostock in a phone call using a scripted statement.
"These people f***ed me over. I said: 'Roy, I think that's a script. Why don't you have the balls to tell me yourself?'," Bartz was quoted as saying.
News of Bartz's sacking broke earlier this week in news reports, and was later confirmed by Yahoo. Chief financial officer Tim Morse has been named as interim chief executive while the board searches for a replacement.
Bartz was hired in 2009 from her executive position at AutoDesk, and attempted to oversee a turnaround of the beleaguered web firm.
Some industry analysts have suggested that Bartz lacked the skills effectively to transform Yahoo, while others noted that she had some degree of success at the company.
Bartz made little effort to hide her feelings towards Bostock and the rest of Yahoo's board of directors.
"The board was so spooked by being cast as the worst board in the country. Now they're trying to show that they're not the doofuses that they are," Bartz was quoted as saying.
Bartz's reaction to her firing is likely to cost her $10m, as she is reported to have signed a non-disparagement clause.
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