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NY Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Suspended After Accusations of ‘Sexually Inappropriate Behavior’

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New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended after allegations that he acted inappropriately around young women journalists.

The Times announced Monday that it is suspending Thrush after he was accused of “sexually inappropriate behavior.”

The move comes after Vox published an article by Laura McGann, who detailed her own experience with Thrush while they both worked at Politico, along with several other women.

The three other women in the article said Thrush inappropriately touched and kissed them.

In the article, McGann says she was out with Thrush and other co-workers when he put his hand on her thigh and tried to kiss her. She says Thrush then painted a different version of events to coworkers, who she says began to look differently at her after the incident.

Thrush denies these allegations.

“The encounter was consensual, brief and ended by me,” he said in a statement. “She was an editor above me at the time and I did not disparage her to colleagues at Politico as she claims.”

Another woman told McGann that Thrush tried to kiss her after leaving a party.

Thrush said that the incident was a “life-changing event.”

“The woman involved was upset by my actions and for that I am deeply sorry,” he said.

Another woman recalled ending an encounter with Thrush by reminding him that he was married, though she notes that he did not pressure her and she did not feel like a victim.

A fourth woman said that Thrush gave her a sudden “wet kiss” on the ear.

“Over the past several years, I have responded to a succession of personal and health crises by drinking heavily,” Thrush said in a statement. “During that period, I have done things that I am ashamed of, actions that have brought great hurt to my family and friends. I have not taken a drink since June 15, 2017, have resumed counseling and will soon begin outpatient treatment for alcoholism. I am working hard to repair the damage I have done.”