The New York Times has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
This came after the website Vox published a story in which several women detailed their experiences with Thrush, who has a “history of bad judgment around young women journalists,” as the title of the piece claimed.
“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,” the paper said in a statement on Monday. “We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended.”
Thrush released a statement shortly thereafter:
Full statement from Glenn Thrush on the allegations that got him suspended pic.twitter.com/NvduNQP5fa
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“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.
Thrush joined the Times in January to cover the Trump administration. Before that, he was chief political correspondent at Politico and a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine.