The New York Times said on Monday that it was suspending Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters, after he was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior.
"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 senior vice president of communications for the New York Times, Eileen Murphy, told Vox. The New York Times quickly responded by saying that their star White House correspondent would be suspended while they carried out an investigation.
McGann writes that she had been with Thrush and a few other reporters at a bar in Virginia. "In the meantime, we will not be commenting further".
Thrush tossed a $20 bill at her and told her to take a cab and leave us, "the grown-ups", alone.
McGann says Thrush sent her a vague but apologetic email the following morning, and that he did not specify why he was apologizing. McGann writes that the women she spoke to described feeling "scared, violated, ashamed, weirded out" and that she was (and now still is) angry. She also said that later that same afternoon, she noticed Thrush in "deep conversation with a number of men", after which she said she believed that "certain men in the newsroom. started to look at me differently".
The move came after the website Vox published a report containing allegations that Mr. Thrush, who joined The Times to cover the Trump administration in January, had acted inappropriately toward women.
Thrush, 50, is a well-known journalist.
In the report, the author, Vox editorial director Laura McGann, detailed an altercation she had with Thursh at a bar while the pair were still colleagues at Politico.
Thrush's byline has become so recognizable that he was even portrayed in "Saturday Night Live" skits earlier this year of then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefings.