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New York Times reporter suspended after misconduct allegations surface

The allegations relate to a time when Glenn Thrush worked for Politico.

Glenn Thrush at the White House press briefing room.
Glenn Thrush at the White House press briefing room.
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THE NEW YORK Times said it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he made unwanted advances on young women while he worked as a reporter at Politico.

Laura McGann, a Politico colleague of Thrush’s, wrote on Vox today that Thrush kissed her and placed his hand on her thigh one night in a bar, after urging another person who had been sitting with them to leave.

The Times, in a statement, said “the alleged behaviour is very concerning and not in keeping with the Times’ standards”.

The newspaper said it supports Thrush’s decision to enter a substance abuse programme. Thrush didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment. He worked at Politico from 2009 to 2016.

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