Another New York Daily News editor was fired over sexual harassment allegations, a spokesperson confirmed to the Huffington Post Thursday.
Alexander “Doc” Jones, the Sunday editor, joined Rob Moore, the managing editor, in getting fired Jan. 25 for sexual harassment following an investigation led by the Chicago-based parent company Tronc, reported the Huffington Post.
Women accused Jones of creating a sexualized office environment by initiating “unwanted physical contact with female employees such as kissing them, hugging them and/or grabbing their hands, according to an internal company email from Jan. 30. The email also claimed that Jones was given a warning, and the editor then agreed to the employment termination.
“As a woman starting a job at the Daily News, you’re given a card key and a warning about Doc,” an unnamed NY Daily News employee told the Huffington Post. He also allegedly brought women into the office to purposely give them a once over. Another staffer claimed that she stopped wearing dresses and makeup so as not to catch Jones’ eye.
Jones was suspended Jan. 25, after having worked at the publication for 12 years.
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