New Yorker fires correspondent Ryan Lizza over sexual misconduct allegation

Ryan Lizza is pictured. | POLITICO Playbook

Ryan Lizza’s name was included in the “Shitty Media Men” list which circulated in response to the Harvey Weinstein allegations. He’s the latest high-profile media figure to lose his job following allegations of sexual misconduct. | POLITICO Playbook

It is difficult to tell reality from fiction these days and when since there are very few rules that measure the difference between what is and what is not sexual misconduct… it becomes discretionary upon management to rule on these matters…

The New Yorker announced Monday that it had fired Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza over an allegation of sexual misconduct. “We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson for the magazine said in a statement. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.” Lizza said The New Yorker had made a “terrible mistake” by characterizing “a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate.” Douglas Wigdor, an attorney for the accuser, said that his client wants to remain unidentified, but that she denies that Lizza’s actions constituted a “‘respectful relationship’ as he has now tried to characterize it.”

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