“I’m not comfortable discussing the contents of that meeting.”
That’s what Russell Grandinetti, Amazon’s vice president for
Kindle content, said when asked in court Friday about a meeting he
attended in Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Seattle boathouse on Sunday
Jan. 24, 2010. It was the only question in more than four hours of
testimony that Grandinetti declined to answer. […]
Although Grandinetti wouldn’t say anything about the meeting in
Bezos’ boathouse — not even if Bezos attended it — documents
presented into evidence showed that the next day, Jan. 25, Amazon
began developing its own terms for an agency contract.
I don’t get it. If he’s under oath, how does he get to just decline to answer questions?