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New York Times suspends star reporter Glenn Thrush after sexual misconduct allegations

New York Times suspends star reporter Glenn Thrush after sexual misconduct allegations

The correspondent star of the New York Times to the White House, Glenn Thrush, has been suspended by the management of the daily after several women accused him of sexual harassment, said on Monday AFP a spokesman.

While Halperin and Thrush are accused of very different actions, both of their accusers tell stories of how the men made, or threatened to make, their careers in journalism more hard. She fled. She says she got an apologetic email from Thrush the next morning, but she recently learned from a male former colleague that the day after, Thrush told him McGann came on to him and he ended it. She cited in her article a spokesperson for Politico, Brad Dayspring, as saying no formal complaint had ever reached the general counsel's desk and that both the colleague and senior editor in question had left Politico years ago. He joined the New York Times in January to cover the Trump administration, according to the newspaper.

Another woman interviewed by Vox described an interaction with Thrush that occurred in June, when he attended a going-away party for one of his former Politico colleagues. They declined to be identified.

"I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable", Thrush said in an emailed statement on the accusations Sunday.

Thrush has been one of six reporters covering the White House and President Donald Trump full time for the Times.

The New York Times suspended Thrush pending an investigation.

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Thrush said he was "deeply sorry" for an encounter that happened in June, in which a woman said Thrush began kissing her on the street after they had been in a bar.

"The June incident related in the story was a life-changing event". He has also worked at Newsday.

"For several years, I reacted to a series of personal crises and health by drinking a lot", he continued. "During that period, I have done things that I am ashamed of, actions that have brought great hurt to my family and friends". McGann writes that the women she spoke to described feeling "scared, violated, ashamed, weirded out" and that she was (and now still is) angry. "I'm working hard to try to fix the damage that I have caused".

You can read the entire report on Vox here.

The Times called the alleged behavior "very concerning" in a statement. "The workplace culture we embrace at The Times, like our news report, places fairness, integrity and truth above all else".

Thrush is also an MSNBC contributor. "He now has no scheduled appearances".