Journalist Mark Halperin & Artforum’s Knight Landesman Ousted over Sexual Harassment Claims

HeadlineOct 26, 2017
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NBC’s senior political analyst, journalist Mark Halperin, has announced he’s “stepping back” from his job, after five women accused him of sexually harassing them when he was ABC’s top political journalist. Meanwhile, the publisher of Artforum magazine has resigned, after nine women sued him for sexual harassment. Knight Landesman served as Artforum’s publisher for more than 30 years and was a major player in the international art world. Following the revelations, Artforum’s editor-in-chief also resigned. In recent days, a slew of men have resigned or been blacklisted in the wake of sexual harassment accusations, including high-profile photographer Terry Richardson, celebrity chef John Besh, influential tech industry figure Robert Scoble and Amazon Studios programming chief Roy Price. All this comes after dozens of women came forward to accuse now-disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and rape—ending the career of one of Hollywood’s most powerful men.

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