November 1, 2017
NPR ‘s top editor is on indefinite leave after allegations of sexual harassment.
On Tuesday, the public media company announced it was investigating its senior vice president for news–Michael Oreskes.
According to “The Washington Post,” Oreskes assaulted two women while working for the the “New York Times” nearly three decades ago.
The women claim Oreskes suddenly came at them and stuck his tongue in their mouths during job interviews.
An NPR female employee also filed an HR complaint against him two years ago, saying she felt uncomfortable when he began talking about his sex life with her.
Oreskes is the fourth major media figure to face sexual harassment claims in the past few weeks.