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US New York Times reporter suspended in harassment probe

20:50  20 november  2017
20:50  20 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

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a group of people sitting at desks in a room: Glenn Thrush, who joined The New York Times in January to cover the Trump administration, has had one of the newspaper’s most recognizable bylines. © Yuri Gripas/Reuters Glenn Thrush, who joined The New York Times in January to cover the Trump administration, has had one of the newspaper’s most recognizable bylines. NEW YORK — The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he made unwanted advances on young women while he worked as a reporter at Politico and the Times.

Laura McGann, a Politico colleague of Thrush's, wrote on Vox on Monday that Thrush kissed her and placed his hand on her thigh one night in a bar, after urging another person who had been sitting with them to leave.

The Times, in a statement, said "the alleged behavior is very concerning" and not in keeping with the Times' standards. The newspaper said it supports Thrush's decision to enter a substance abuse program. Thrush didn't immediately return a message seeking comment, but told Vox that he apologized to any woman who felt uncomfortable in his presence.

Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misbehavior

  Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misbehavior The Times on Monday suspended Mr. Thrush, who has covered the Trump administration for the newspaper, after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women. Mr. Thrush was a reporter at Politico before coming to The Times.“The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” The Times said in a statement on Monday. “We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended.”The Times also said Mr.

Thrush worked at Politico from 2009 to 2016, when he joined the Times. His visibility is such that he was portrayed on "Saturday Night Live" during its skits earlier this year about White House news conferences.

McGann, who was an editor at Politico, said the incident happened five years ago at a Virginia bar that was a hangout for Politico employees. The incident made her angry, even more so when she said Thrush spread stories blaming her.

In his statement to Vox, Thrush described the encounter with McGann as "brief, consensual and ended by me." He said he didn't disparage her.

But he said he was "deeply sorry" for another event that happened last June involving another woman, not identified by Politico. In this case, the woman became upset when Thrush began kissing her on the street after they had been in a bar. Thrush said he hasn't had alcohol since the event, which he called "life changing."

Another woman in the story talks about a consensual drunken encounter with Thrush five years ago that left her rattled, and a fourth woman who was surprised by an unexpected kiss.

The Times' story this fall about sexual harassment involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has unleashed a torrent of stories about sexual behavior. In the media, such stories have cost NBC News political analyst Mark Halperin and National Public Radio chief Michael Oreskes their jobs.

CNN fires producer on Jake Tapper show .
CNN on Wednesday fired a senior producer on Jake Tapper's Sunday show for inappropriate behavior. The announcement came the same day that both Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor lost their jobs over inappropriate behavior, as companies nationwide respond to a wave of reports of harassment, intimidation and sexual misconduct by high-profile men.Teddy Davis was a senior producer on CNN's State of the Union show, which is hosted by Jake Tapper. According to a Washington Post reporter, three women had complained about his behavior.

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