Autonomy founder Mike Lynch has stepped up his war of words with HP, again accusing the firm of going public with its accusations of book cooking at the software firm, without discussing concerns with him first.
The INQUIRER reported that Lynch told the 2013 Web Summit that HP never tried to privately settle its qualms over its high profile purchase of Autonomy.
Lynch said he is still unsure of the where the allegations came from.
"[We] heard nothing about the allegations until they were made at that time," Lynch said.
"This may well turn out to be a big issue because, I don't know who they are and I don't know what they thought was going on. Perhaps if someone had asked beforehand it would have been nice to explain."
The mud-slinging between HP and Lynch began in November when HP booked an $8bn write down on its acquisition of Autonomy, alleging financial impropriety at the firm.
HP said at the time that it would refer the matter to the UK's Serious Fraud Office and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lynch also told the Web Summit audience that he had yet to hear from either the SFA or the SEC.
Lynch has consistently denied any wrongdoing, claiming the accusations are groundless.
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