Another day, another smug, sanctimonious liberal big-shot goes down in sex-crime flames!
This evening’s contestant is David Sweeney, who creeped out so many female co-workers that there are literally decades’ worth of charges against him, with some incidents occurring very recently.
One current editor at NPR says that Sweeney persued her with inappropriate gifts and sexually harassment until she became deeply uncomfortable, both at work and elsewhere.
More from Breitbart:
David Sweeney, National Public Radio’s (NPR) chief news editor, left the taxpayer-funded outlet Tuesday after a third female journalist accused him of inappropriate behavior.
According to NPR’s own reporting, an anonymous former NPR employee accused Sweeney of “unexpectedly kissing” her after he asked her to pull over a car they were driving on assignment 15 years ago. A second anonymous NPR journalist alleges that five years later, in 2007, Sweeney leaned in for a kiss while the two had drinks at a Washington bar.
Lauren Hodges, a current NPR editor went on the record. Hodges makes no claim Sweeney ever touched her inappropriately but gave her “unwanted attention” and “unsolicited gifts.” These gifts were given, allegedly, “in a way that made her deeply uncomfortable.”
On Tuesday, Hodges circulated an email around the NPR offices, expressing her pleasure with Sweeney’s ouster. “I hope it provides a loud, clear message to anyone struggling with harassment…and, more importantly, to those who think they can get away with it,” it read.
The exact circumstances of Sweeney’s departure are not clear, but it appears he resigned or was dismissed in what will be the second NPR News top brass casualty in the ongoing outpouring of sexual harassment allegations across media, entertainment, and other high-profile industries. NPR Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes resigned at the start of the month after two women accused him of “forcibly kissing” them two decades earlier when he worked at the New York Times, pursuing them while implying he could help them with their careers.
According to NPR, some of their female employees later claimed Oreskes “left them deeply uncomfortable by embarking on intimate conversations over extended dinners or by engaging them repeatedly in exchanges via unsolicited private messages.”
Looks like more than one slimeball has been slithering around the offices of NPR.