A New York Times reporter says he was fired for being a woman
Posted by The New York Post on Wednesday, January 27, 2018 12:31:07A New York City-based reporter for the Times has accused the newspaper of sexual harassment after a story was published about her.
Kristina Peterson, a freelance journalist who has worked for the newspaper since 2014, said in a tweet that her employer fired her on Monday because she was a woman.
The Times declined to comment.
It was not immediately clear if the Times fired Peterson after the article was published, which said that Peterson had been “a victim of sexual assault” by a former colleague.
The article detailed allegations that Peterson was harassed by her former colleague, who she said was “uncomfortable” with her and accused her of lying about the alleged assault.
She said the story had been a way to “set the record straight” after months of accusations against the paper by people who were former employees.
“I think we’re still in the process of figuring out exactly what happened and who the perpetrator is,” Peterson said in the tweet.
“I don’t know how I can possibly continue to work for a paper that so blatantly tries to cover up these serious crimes.”
In response to the article, the Times said in an email to The Associated Press that “the Times does not tolerate sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind.”
The article said that “this type of misconduct does not happen in a vacuum” and that it was “deeply troubling” that the Times would have to publicly confront the allegations, and that the company would “take swift action” to prevent future incidents.
In a statement to the Times, Times CEO Nicholas Kristof said, “It is unacceptable for a journalist to be treated this way.
We take this matter seriously and will take swift action to ensure that this type of behavior does not occur again.”