Schmidt was named in the lawsuit accusing the company of covering up harassment by multiple executives.
Reports emerged last month that former search executive Amit Singhal was forced to resign after an employee claimed he groped her at an off-campus event.
It was claimed he was paid $35million in a severance package.
Prior to this, an investigation it was uncovered a $150 million payout to Android creator Andy Rubin amid a sexual misconduct inquiry.
YouTube content controversy
Companies including Nestle and the makers of Fortnite pulled their adverts from YouTube after a 'soft-core paedophile ring' was discovered on the site.
Videos of youngsters, sometimes in compromising positions, were being inundated with comments by paedophiles and attracting tens of millions of views, it was claimed.
Some of the disturbing footage, reportedly featuring girls as young as five, appeared alongside advertising from companies such as Disney and Nestle, according to a US-based vlogger.
Some of the videos appeared alongside advertising from companies such as Disney and Nestle.
In July of 2018 it was revealed that data privacy practices of Gmail means that it was common for third-party developers to read the contents of users' Gmail messages.
A new investigation in August 2018 found that some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without