US New harassment claims rock WNYC, 'Paris Review'

18:07  07 december  2017
18:07  07 december  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

State, DHS respond to 223 women in national security field speaking out on sexual harassment

  State, DHS respond to 223 women in national security field speaking out on sexual harassment Women who have worked in the national security field are speaking out about having been victims of sexual harassment, abuse or assault or knowing others who are victims . A State Department spokesperson said that the department is updating its sexual harassment training in the wake of recent scandals. "The Department has two anti-harassment policies: one prohibiting sexual or gender-based harassment, and the other prohibiting harassment based on other protected discriminatory bases of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, and genetic information," the spokesperson said.

Workplace harassment claims continue to rock the media world this week, with investigations at New York Public Radio and the Paris Review prompting departures of several of the organizations' longtime employees.

New harassment allegations roil independent radio and Literary community, with two longtime WNYC hosts suspended and Editor of Paris Review Two WNYC Hosts, ‘ Paris Review ’ Editor Workplace harassment claims continue to rock the media world this week, with investigations at New York

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Workplace harassment claims continue to rock the media world this week, with investigations at New York Public Radio and the Paris Review prompting departures of several of the organizations' longtime employees. 

Rep. Blake Farenthold settled sexual harassment claim for $84,000

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www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/12/07/ new - harassment - claims - wnyc -hosts- paris - review -leonard-lopate-jonathan-schwartz-lorin-stein/929923001/. Workplace harassment claims continue to rock the media world this week, with investigations at New York Public Radio and the Paris Review

Tarantal was one of roughly 40 members of the public who showed up to New York Public Radio’s Board of Trustees meeting, the first since harassment allegations rocked the organization (NYPR is the owner of WNYC and other stations).

New York Public Radio announced that hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz were placed on immediate leave “pending an investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct," according to a WYNC statement.

The suspensions are the latest in a growing scandal at WYNC, following an article published on New York Magazine’s website last week, in which former host John Hockenberry was accused of harassment by former female colleagues.

Lopate has hosted the Leonard Lopate Show for 32 years, while Schwartz hosts The Jonathan Channel online.

Director Joachim Trier (L) and Editor in Chief of The Paris Review Lorin Stein in 2016. © Robin Marchant, Getty Images Director Joachim Trier (L) and Editor in Chief of The Paris Review Lorin Stein in 2016. “I have done nothing wrong, and I am really sad that my reputation may be damaged, despite the fact that I have not done anything that I know of that could have led to this situation,” Lopate told WNYC in an interview, while Schwartz declined to comment.

Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'

  Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems' Former President Obama called for more women to be elected to office "because men seem to be having some problems these days," French news agency AFP reported.Obama, who made the comment at an invitation-only event in Paris on Saturday, was referring to the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct made against prominent men, including several U.S. lawmakers."Not to generalize but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization," Obama added, according to AFP.The former president also lamented a "temporary absence of U.S. leadership" on climate change during the event.

John Hockenberry, the longtime host of The Takeaway, is accused of harassment , including inappropriate sexual behavior. A WNYC News investigation

How do we get the “public” back in New York & New Jersey Public Radio? It is widely understood that sexual harassment in the workplace is about men Evidently, good experience for blowing the lid off of WNYC ( New York Public Radio and New Jersey Public Radio) where truth and transparency can

More: Former WYNC host John Hockenberry accused of sexual misconduct

At the Paris Review, editor Lorin Stein resigned Wednesday amid an internal investigation into his behavior.

Stein acknowledging alleged misdeeds and apologized in his resignation letter to the magazine's board. "At times in the past, I blurred the personal and the professional in ways that were, I now recognize, disrespectful of my colleagues and our contributors, and that made them feel uncomfortable or demeaned," the letter reads, per the New York Times. “I am very sorry for any hurt I caused them.”

According to the Times report, the magazine received complaints from at least two female writers who reported negative encounters with Stein. In an email to the board earlier this week, Stein acknowledged dating and pursuing his female colleagues, calling his behavior “an abuse of my position.”

USA TODAY has contacted representatives from WNYC and the Paris Review for comment.

 

Kihuen won't launch re-election bid amid sexual harassment allegations .
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) announced on Saturday that he would not launch a re-election bid amid allegations of sexual assault against him."It is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re- election," Kihuen told The Las Vegas Review-Journal in a statement.The news comes a day after the House Ethics Committee announced it was pursuing a probe into the allegations against the freshman congressman."I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question," he said.

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