In an interview with the Telegraph, a British daily, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer strongly denied accusations that he became violent when Kai-Fu Lee informed him that he was defecting to Google. While he did not directly deny he threatened to “kill” the search giant, Ballmer says he “made a commitment nine years ago that I was not going to curse” which he’s broken only twice. “Is that one of them? I don’t recall,” he said.
Ballmer also denied throwing a chair, saying “I’ve never thrown a chair in my life.” The paper described Ballmer as upset about the whole ordeal, which has brought a lot of negative press on Microsoft since the release of court documents two weeks ago.