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David Bonderman resigns from Uber board after making 'inexcusable' comment

David Bonderman, the founder of private equity firm TPG Capital, resigned from the Uber board Tuesday after he made comments he called "careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable."

Bonderman made his comments during a meeting at Uber to discuss how to move forward following an investigation into sexual harassment at the company, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo Finance. After Uber board member Arianna Huffington said there is data that shows "when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board," Bonderman replied: "Actually, what it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking."

In an email apologizing to Uber staff, Bonderman said his remarks were "the opposite of what I intended," and he told Reuters in a statement he does not want his words to create a distraction for Uber.