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NYT Not Firing, Just Suspending and Reassigning, Glenn Thrush Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

The New York Times’s left-wing reporter Glenn Thrush has been suspended for two months and removed f..

The New York Times’s left-wing reporter Glenn Thrush has been suspended for two months and removed from his job as the paper’s White House correspondent amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the company has announced.

Last month, Vox revealed a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against the 50-year-old journalist, which include claims he abandoned a young woman after she resisted his unwanted sexual advances and, on another occasion, began inappropriately kissing his then-colleague Laura McGann.

Other allegations range from “unwanted groping and kissing to wet kisses out of nowhere to hazy sexual encounters that played out under the influence of alcohol.”

In a memo from the Times‘s executive editor Dean Baquet, the company confirmed that Thrush had behaved “in ways that [they] do not condone.”

“We have completed our investigation into Glenn Thrush’s behavior, which included dozens of interviews with people both inside and outside the newsroom. We found that Glenn has behaved in ways that we do not condone.”

“While we believe that Glenn has acted offensively, we have decided that he does not deserve to be fired,” he continued. “Instead, we have suspended him for two months and removed him from the White House beat.”

“In addition, Glenn is undergoing counseling and substance abuse rehabilitation on his own. We will reinstate him as a reporter on a new beat upon his return,” the statement concludes.

Thrush was hired by the Times last December, weeks after Wikileaks revealed that Thrush had emailed Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta to approve an article he wrote about her campaign.

Thrush is now one of the dozens of major media figures implicated in the recent wave of sexual misconduct claims as part of the #MeToo movement, which grew out of revelations of years of alleged sexual abuse by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Other figures involved include NBC News anchor Matt Lauer and veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose, both of whom have now lost their jobs as a result.

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