The New York Times is caught up in the sexual abuse sweeping through the media. Acclaimed reporter Glenn Thrush has been suspended after multiple women came forward with harassment allegations.
Women who worked closely with Thrush claim that he routinely groped them and tried to kiss them despite their resistance. Yet, despite his depravity, he’s enjoyed a high-profile career at the New York Times. His suspension comes far too late.
“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 a statement.
His victims feel comfortable coming forward now because the climate surrounding sexual assault claims has changed. Accusers no longer fear retaliation.
According to the New York Post: “Thrush was also accused of groping and trying to kiss a former young Politico reporter in June during a long walk after drinks at a bar, and then walking off to leave her crying and waiting for an Uber alone…”
Thrush shouldn’t be allowed to return to his job. He terrorized young women and expressed no remorse for his actions.
“The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” Eileen Murphy, a Times spokeswoman, said in a statement to Vox.
“We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended. We support his decision to enter a substance abuse program. In the meantime, we will not be commenting further.”
(Source: New York Post)