The Seattle Times has suspended real estate reporter Mike Rosenberg after another journalist, Talia Jane, tweeted screenshots of direct messages he sent that she alleged were sexually explicit and harassing.
Barnini Chakraborty of Fox News reports, “Brooklyn-based Jane didn’t buy the excuses and took the sender to task.
“‘That’s an inadequate excuse given the time stamps make it clear you could have noticed the error for 45 full minutes and instead kept going,’ she responded.
“‘Show your wife what you said and permanently delete your Twitter account and any other social media you use so you can’t engage in predatory behavior from behind the safety of a screen. And figure out how to handle your s– like an adult without putting the onus on someone else to tell you how to act.’
“Rosenberg’s jarring statements also prompted Jane to contact the newspaper’s senior editors which led to Rosenberg’s suspension.
“‘The Seattle Times has been made aware of allegations of sexual harassment earlier today against a newsroom employee,’ Seattle Times president CFO Alan Fisco said in a statement late Sunday. ‘We take these kinds of allegations very seriously and have suspended the employee pending an investigation by our human resources group.'”
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