NPR Editorial Chief Faces Allegations of Sexual Harassment (Report)

“We take these kinds of allegations very seriously. If a concern is raised, we review the matter promptly and take appropriate steps,” says an NPR spokesperson

Last Updated: October 31, 2017 @ 3:08 PM

National Public Radio’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes is facing accusations of sexual harassment by two women who say he made unwanted sexual contact towards them while at a different employer two decades ago, the Washington Post has reported.

Two women who spoke to the Post anonymously said Oreskes had made unwanted physical content while serving as Washington bureau chief of The New York Times.

Per the 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 is investigating the matter, per WaPo.

“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,” an NPR spokesperson told TheWrap.  “As a matter of policy, we do not comment about personnel matters.”

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