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AlterNet Exec. Put on Leave After Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Several Women

HeadlineDec 22, 2017

Don Hazen, the head of the popular progressive news website AlterNet, has been placed on indefinite leave after BuzzFeed revealed he had a long history of sexually harassing young female journalists who worked at AlterNet. Five former AlterNet writers and editors spoke on the record describing Hazen inappropriately touching them, sending explicit emails and, in one case, showing a female staffer a photograph of his erect penis. Hazen told BuzzFeed he denies most of the allegations. One of the women who spoke to BuzzFeed now works as a producer for Democracy Now!

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