New York, Nov 21: The New York Times announced that it will dismiss one of its key journalist , Glenn Thrush over sexual misconduct.
The decision came after the news portal Vox on Monday published a report containing allegations from four female journalists that. Thrush, 50, who was appointed by The New York Times in January to cover the White House, had acted inappropriately toward them.
Before joining The New York Times, Thrush served as the chief political correspondent at Politico and a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine. He also worked for Newsday.
The women cited in the Vox report described Thrush’s behaviour as including unwanted kissing and touching. Three of the women were not identified by name. The fourth, Laura McGann, wrote the article, which was presented in the first person.
“The behaviour attributed to Glenn in the Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” the daily asserted in a statement on Monday.
“We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended.”
According to the sources The New York Times began the probe into Thrush’s behavior last week after the came to know that Vox planned to publish its article about him.
In a statement on Monday, Thrush said: “I apologise to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behaviour that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable.”
Thrush’s byline has been among the most recognisable this year at The New York Times, where he was among the six reporters covered the White House full time.