- The Washington Times - Monday, November 20, 2017

The New York Times announced Monday that it was suspending White House correspondent Glenn Thrush over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The move came after Vox reported that Mr. Thrush, formerly of Politico, acted inappropriately with several young female journalists.

“The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” The Times said in a statement Monday. “We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended.”

Mr. Thrush told The Times that he planned to enter a substance abuse program — a move the newspaper said it supported.

Mr. Thrush apologized for his behavior in a statement Sunday, explaining that one incident in June, when he allegedly forcibly kissed a 23-year-old woman, finally prompted him to get sober.

“I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately,” Mr. Thrush told Vox, in part. “Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable.

“Over the past several years, I have responded to a succession of personal and health crises by drinking heavily,” he said. “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 out-patient treatment for alcoholism. I am working hard to repair the damage I have done.”


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