Some at the New York Times are “torn” over whether to fire reporter Glenn Thrush following a Vox report on his alleged sexual misconduct.
A Tuesday report from Vanity Fair states that a New York Times staffer told the outlet, “it was obviously a damning piece; I don’t think anyone would say it wasn’t. But it was also a piece that, like a lot of these things, lived in some gray areas. It’s not an easy call.”
Vanity Fair also reports that “high-level” New York Times staff are “torn” about whether he should be fired.
Another NYT staffer claimed, “I honestly don’t think anyone in leadership feels like they can make a judgment until they understand, more fully, exactly what the behavior was.”
In a Vox article published Monday, Thrush was accused of “bad judgment around young women journalists.”
The author of the article, Laura McGann — who herself had an alleged incident with Thrush — reported on women who claimed to have had uncomfortable experiences with the reporter while he was at Politico.
Thrush has become a star journalist and serves as the White House correspondent for The New York Times. Since the Vox report, he has been suspended from his position while his future with the paper is in limbo.