BuzzFeed Fires White House Correspondent Named Among ‘Shitty Media Men’ For Alleged Inappropriate Messages
BuzzFeed News fired its White House correspondent, Adrian Carrasquillo, on Wednesday after an inner investigation revealed he allegedly despatched inappropriate messages to a colleague.
Carrasquillo is the most recent journalist to lose his job after showing on a Google spreadsheet titled “Shitty Media Men,” which lists a number of dozen males who work at media retailers and publishing homes and are accused of sexual misconduct.
In a staff-wide electronic mail, BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith stated that firing Carrasquillo was not a “knee-jerk decision” and that the corporate acted in a method to “maintain a respectful work environment.”
Business Insider broke the information on Wednesday afternoon. Carrasquillo didn’t instantly return Newsweek‘s request for remark.
Carrasquillo’s firing comes two months after it was revealed that BuzzFeed was investigating a number of of its staffers who appeared on the “Shitty Media Men” listing, which was circled amongst girls within the media within the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The listing, whose existence was first reported by BuzzFeed, options nameless allegations of verbal, bodily, and sexual abuse made towards outstanding journalists and media figures.
So far, a handful of males listed have resigned or misplaced their jobs because the listing’s existence was made public in October, together with Lorin Stein, editor of Paris Review.
As reported by Business Insider, “The number of BuzzFeed employees on the list sparked a conversation among current and former employees about the publication’s own workplace culture, according to people familiar with the matter.”
A handful of male journalists have been fired over the past month for inappropriate sexual habits.
At the tip of November, three Vice workers had been fired for conduct that “ranged from verbal and sexual harassment to different habits that’s inconsistent with our insurance policies, our values, and the best way during which we consider colleagues ought to work collectively.”
In October, Vox Media’s editorial director Lockhart Steele additionally was after sexual harassment allegations.
The New York Times‘ Glenn Thrush was not too long ago suspended after sexual misconduct allegatoins and will probably be reassigned to a different desk upon his return.