Top NPR editor on leave amid reports of harassment

Share
Top NPR editor on leave amid reports of harassment

At the time of the alleged assaults, NPR's Michael Oreskes - the senior vice president of news and editorial director - was working at the New York Times.

Following Hersher's report, NPR reportedly "rebuked Oreskes and informed other top network executives". Her complaint said Oreskes "hijacked a career counseling session into a three-hour-long dinner that delved into deeply personal territory" and included mentions of sex with a former girlfriend.

An NPR spokeswoman, Isabel Lara, said Oreskes had been placed on leave after the allegations from the 1990s appeared in the Post.

He has not commented publicly on the allegations, and journalists at NPR report that they have tried to contact him for comment, without success.

NPR released the following statement in response to the allegations: "We take these kinds of allegations very seriously". The ladies shared similar stories with The Washington Post on the condition they remain anonymous for fear of losing future job prospects. We take all appropriate steps to assure a safe, comfortable, and productive work environment for everyone at NPR. "As a matter of policy, we do not comment about personnel matters", a spokesperson for NPR told the Post.

The Post also reported that Oreskes "focused extraordinary attention on another young woman" who worked in the Times's Washington bureau during his tenure as chief.

"If I had to do it again, I would have told him to knock it off", she told the Post.

Later, she said, when she confronted him directly about the incident, he told her he was "overcome with passion". He was previously VP and senior managing editor at the Associated Press.

"The Associated Press takes any kind of harassment allegation very seriously", Easton said.

There have been growing sexual harassment allegations against public figures in recent weeks, sparked by multiple women's allegations of behaviour from sexual harassment to rape by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and a subsequent campaign encouraging victims to share their stories under the #metoo hashtag. "The AP is committed to maintaining a safe working environment and does not tolerate harassment of any kind". NBC News on Monday fired political contributor Mark Halperin following allegations of inappropriate advances by women when he worked at ABC.

A third accuser, who works at NPR, said she filed a complaint about him to NPR's human resources department in October 2015, according to NPR's own reporting on Oreskes.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

On VVS Laxman's Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar Leaks His Dressing Room Secret
Laxman has donned the hat of a commentator after retiring and remains one of India's greatest match winners. Tendulkar, on the other hand, leaked a dressing room secret behind Laxman's ability to score runs.

Donald Trump Jr threatens to give daughter harsh lesson in socialism
So what did he tweet now? It's not the first time Trump Jr has tried to use candies to make a political point. Trump Jr. also kept his Halloween costume in the family, going as his father.

Traded Price Fluctuations to Observe:: Magellan Midstream Partners, LP (MMP)
This cash is what a company uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends. RBC Capital Markets maintained Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) on Monday, September 25 with "Buy" rating.

India, Bhutan stood together to address Doklam issue: Kovind
Stating that India and Bhutan shared exemplary bilateral relations, he said: "Our relations are unique and special". The Royal family of Bhutan had called on the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Do You Have Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) In Your Portfolio?
Finally, Palisade Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Patterson Companies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $188,000. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44.

Arsene Wenger plays down talk of January move for Thomas Lemar
Arsenal have made a decision to try again for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar . I don't know why, and what happened, but it is like that.

Here Are Dell's Best Confirmed Black Friday Deals
That means that we will be faced with Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday shopping and egregious amounts of food. As a side note, Kohl's Black Friday deals recently leaked , and it's similar to what Dell has to offer.

Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release
Yesterday we reported that Google will be launching its YouTube Live Streaming app for Xbox One users. For all the best shows on Prime Video, check out the list of 50 best shows on Amazon Prime Video.

HBO Picks Up Kit Harington Miniseries 'Gunpowder'
The three-part series will air for consecutive nights starting on December 18. Catesby was a driving force behind the 1605 plot in London to kill James I.

The Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Updates for Newfield Exploration (NFX)
A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $439 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.