Paul Allen, sister settle security team lawsuits




SEATTLE — Billionaire Paul Allen and his sister Jody Allen have settled with two people who were in charge of their personal security teams through the Vulcan corporation.

Terms of the settlement in early November were not disclosed, and reports it heads off a lawsuit that was headed for a King County court late this year.

There were accusations of Jody Allen's sexual harassment of the security staff and smuggling and bribery involving African ivory and penguin skulls in Antarctica.

The Allens denied any wrongdoing. Vulcan general counsel Dave Stewart said Tuesday, "Neither Paul Allen nor Jody Allen engaged in any illegal activity."

Thirteen members of the Allens' personal security detail have settled civil complaints out of court. Two claims remain unresolved.

Paul Allen is a Microsoft co-founder.