clearn.png
Tuesday August 11th, 2020 6:45AM

New Republic publisher resigns after harassment allegations

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of The New Republic, Hamilton Fish, resigned Friday amid allegations of sexual harassment.

In a company memo shared with The Associated Press, magazine owner Win McCormack wrote that Fish's resignation was effective immediately and that an internal investigation would continue. Fish, who joined The New Republic in 2016, had been placed on leave of absence last week. He is a former publisher of The Nation.

"As I understand it, some employees, to my deep dismay, complained this week that my presence had led them to feel uncomfortable at The New Republic," Fish wrote to McCormack in a memo Friday that was also shared with the AP. "Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that new direction."

Fish wrote in an email to the AP that he "felt the controversy swirling around us could cause irreparable harm to the magazine, and that the only way to protect The New Republic and its employees was for me to separate from the organization." Noting his time with such organizations as The Nation, a prominent liberal publication, and with Human Rights Watch, he wrote that he had spent his career in "in progressive media and the human rights field.

"I've worked to recruit women to address gender equity and imbalance in the workplace, and have promoted women to leadership positions in the organizations I have been responsible for," he wrote. "Though I have not been informed of the nature of the complaints, it has been especially painful for me to learn that some TNR employees have grievances as a result of my actions."

Fish is among a wave of celebrities and media figures stepping down or being fired since reports in October of alleged harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein. Others departing include author and former NBC analyst Mark Halperin, former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier and former NPR chief editor Michael Oreskes, who was an AP executive from 2008 to 2015.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Business
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid
LeBron James poured in 57 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a four-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 130-122
9:52PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills
A New Hampshire judge has heard from an 84-year-old doctor who is hoping to regain her license, which she gave up partly over her poor computer skills
9:42PM ( 34 minutes ago )
J.J. Spaun shoots 65 to take PGA Tour lead in Las Vegas
J.J. Spaun shot a 6-under 65 at breezy TPC Summerlin to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
9:34PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Laurence Fishburne files for divorce after 15-year marriage
Court records show Laurence Fishburne has filed for divorce from his wife of 15 years
8:05PM ( 2 hours ago )
Disney bars LA Times film coverage after critical piece
In response to a Los Angeles Times series about the relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and the city of Anaheim which Disney claims is "biased and inaccurate," the company is barring the paper from advance screenings of its films
7:23PM ( 2 hours ago )
NYPD says it is building rape case against Harvey Weinstein
New York City police investigators believe a 2010 rape allegation made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is "credible" and they are gathering evidence to seek an arrest warrant
5:51PM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
Cheering fans greet World Series champion Houston Astros
Houston paying tribute to Astros and their World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers
8:37PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Sen. Graham disappointed in Bergdahl sentence
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been spared a prison sentence by a military judge.
8:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
California asks US for $7.4 billion for wildfire rebuilding
California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers have asked the U.S. government for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of deadly fires tore through the heart of wine country
7:17PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Business
LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid
LeBron James poured in 57 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a four-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 130-122
9:52PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills
A New Hampshire judge has heard from an 84-year-old doctor who is hoping to regain her license, which she gave up partly over her poor computer skills
9:42PM ( 34 minutes ago )
J.J. Spaun shoots 65 to take PGA Tour lead in Las Vegas
J.J. Spaun shot a 6-under 65 at breezy TPC Summerlin to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
9:34PM ( 43 minutes ago )
Trump stops in Hawaii, eagerly awaits Pearl Harbor visit
President Donald Trump stopped in Hawaii before his first official Asia trip and said he was eagerly anticipating a visit to Pearl Harbor, which he's never seen.
9:22PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Forever Unbridled scores upset win in Breeders' Cup Distaff
Forever Unbridled capped a day of upsets with a half-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar, showing no rust off a 73-day layoff
9:13PM ( 1 hour ago )