Reuters fired a top editor in 2016 after sexual harassment allegations
Dayan Candappa, a former top editor at Reuters, was fired in 2016 after a subordinate filed a complaint saying he repeatedly sexually harassed her, reports Rossalyn Warren of BuzzFeed.
Warren reports, “Reuters removed Dayan Candappa from his role as Americas editor after a senior reporter complained to Reuters management about his behavior on Feb. 2, 2016. One of the allegations, according to the complaint, which was seen by BuzzFeed News, was that Candappa promised to further his subordinate’s career at Reuters if she complied with his sexual demands.
“The document, which was sent by a law firm, had the complainant’s name redacted. She remains an employee at Reuters.
“The complainant didn’t respond when contacted by BuzzFeed News. Candappa didn’t return three emails requesting comment. A person who answered his home phone number on Monday hung up.
“Candappa was hired at Newsweek Media Group on May 23, 2016. He is currently the global editor-in-chief of the International Business Times and chief content officer of Newsweek Media Group.”
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