Yahoo executive files counter defamation case against senior director

Maria-ZhangWashington, July 17 : A Yahoo engineering senior executive director Maria Zhang, accused of sexual harassment last week, has filed a counter defamation case against her subordinate, a principal software engineer named Nan Shi in California.

Zhang had allegedly forced Shi to have sex with her and Shi had resisted, Zhang gave her a negative performance review, said reports.

Zhang plays a vital role in Yahoo's mobile efforts while Shi leads content and developer tool teams for the company's mobile properties.

Shi's attorney Mathew Fisher had refused to comment on the issue, reports CNet.

According to reports, Yahoo had investigated Shi's claims and found no proof that could indicate that the two had a sexual relationship. (ANI)