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US L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Under Investigation Following Report Of Sexual Harassment Settlements

03:21  19 january  2018
03:21  19 january  2018 Source:   variety.com

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Los Angeles Times Publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn is under investigation after a report detailed two past settlements paid in sexual - harassment lawsuits, as well as other inappropriate workplace behavior by the publishing executive. NPR’s David Folkenflik examined Levinsohn ’s behavior over the last two decades, finding examples of sexist and homophobic behavior during his time at […]

L . A . Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been cleared in an investigation into sexual harassment but will be leaving his role leading the paper as part of a sale announced on Wednesday. Tronc said in the announcement of its sale of the L . A . Times to billionaire Patrick Shoon-Shiong that an The investigation was opened by Tronc after reports of “frat house” behavior and sexual harassment at previous companies surfaced in court papers last month. Levinsohn has been on unpaid leave since Jan. 19. A representative for Tronc did not immediately reply to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Los Angeles Times Publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn is under investigation after a report detailed two past settlements paid in sexual-harassment lawsuits, as well as other inappropriate workplace behavior by the publishing executive.

NPR’s David Folkenflik examined Levinsohn’s behavior over the last two decades, finding examples of sexist and homophobic behavior during his time at past companies he worked for, including Alta Vista, the now-defunct search engine.

A Tronc spokeswoman said the company became aware of the allegations this week and has launched an investigation.

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A day after he was placed under investigation following reports of inappropriate behavior, Los Angeles Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn is taking a leave of absence, the paper’s parent company Tronc Inc. announced on Friday afternoon. “As of this morning, Ross Levinsohn has voluntarily agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence, effective immediately. The company has retained Sidley Austin LLP to conduct a review of the allegations regarding his behavior,” LA Times parent company Tronc, Inc. said in a

The Los Angeles Times parent company tronc said it is launching an investigation following allegations of past sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in work settings involving LAT publisher Ross Levinsohn . National Public Radio reported today that Levinsohn had been sued in A group involved in the unionization effort at the LAT issued a statement describing Levinsohn as “not fit to lead our newsroom,” and called on him to immediately resign or be fired. “A man who sexually harasses women, engages in “slut-shaming” and refers to gay men as “fags” is not fit to lead our

“At Tronc, we expect all employees to act in a way that supports a culture of diversity and inclusion,” the spokeswoman said. “We will take appropriate action to address any behavior that falls short of these expectations.”

Levinsohn did not immediately to an emailed request for comment.

Levinsohn has been publisher since August 2017. He was hailed as a “digital media pioneer” who held leadership roles at Yahoo and Fox. According to the NPR investigation, Levinsohn appears to have created a hostile work environment. Before being named publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Levinsohn held top jobs at News Corp. and Yahoo!.

Relying on a review of court documents and interviews with more than two dozen former colleagues and associates, NPR reported that Levinsohn admitted in sworn testimony that he had rated the attractiveness of female colleagues when he worked at Alta Vista.

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LA Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Under Sexual Harassment Investigation , Not Suspended. NPR reported that he ranked looks of female colleagues, used a vulgar term for gays and speculated about whether a colleague was a stripper. Tim Molloy | January 18, 2018 @ 3:25 PM Last Updated: January The accusations followed model Keri Claussen Khalighi saying in an L . A . Times article that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991 when she was 17 and that Brett Ratner watched. Screenwriter Jenny Lumet also came forward with an accusation saying Simmons forced himself into her home and

Ross Levinsohn , publisher of the Los Angeles Times , has voluntarily agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence while TRONC investigates his past behavior. Ross Levinsohn has been accused of sexual misconduct, creating 'frat house' work environments and displaying questionable behavior at past companies. Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and former colleagues have questioned his behavior throughout his career. The executive has also been accused of making sexist and homophobic comments to subordinates; he denies all allegations.

And when he was an executive at Guggenheim Partners, then controlling owner of the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard magazine, he left a fashion event sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter because he did not want to be around gay men, referring to them with a homophobic slur.

In another instance, Levinsohn, who is married, is described as “aggressively kissing and pressing himself” against a woman at a music industry party in Las Vegas in view of his employees and clients.

The Los Angeles Times has aggressively reported on sexual harassment charges leveled against a litany of powerful men across industries like entertainment, politics and media. The newspaper has experienced a slew of leadership changes in recent months, most notably the firing of four top editors, including editor-in-chief Davan Maharaj.

The news of Levinsohn’s behavior and the lawsuits comes a day before federal labor officials are set to announce the results of a unionization vote taken by the Los Angeles Times newsroom earlier this month.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Times Guild organizing committee issued a statement calling for the immediate resignation or firing of Levinsohn.

“A man who sexually harasses women, engages in ‘slut-shaming’ and refers to gay men as ‘fags’ is not fit to lead our newspaper,” the statement said.

The organizing committee also called for an independent investigation to learn more about the vetting that went into his hiring. They also demanded to know whether he has acted inappropriately since becoming publisher.

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