Now National Public Radio’s news chief is caught up in the #MeToo scandal, with two female journalists alleging “unexpectedly kissing” at The New York Times.“In separate complaints, the women said Michael Oreskes — at the time, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times — abruptly kissed them while they were speaking with him about working at the newspaper,” said The Washington Post.
“Both of them told similar stories: After meeting Oreskes and discussing their job prospects, they said he unexpectedly kissed them on the lips and stuck his tongue in their mouths.”
NPR said Oreskes has been put on indefinite leave.
NPR is roped into the mess because Oreskes is senior vice president of news and editorial director at the Washington-based public broadcasting outfit.
The Post said NPR issued a statement: “We take these kinds of allegations very seriously. If a concern is raised, we review the matter promptly and take appropriate steps as warranted to assure a safe, comfortable and productive work environment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment about personnel matters.”
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