The New Yorker magazine fired famed journalist Ryan Lizza on Monday over reports of “improper sexual conduct,” saying they decided to “sever ties” with the journalist after seriously “reviewing the matter.”
The iconic magazine released a statement Monday afternoon, saying they “recently learned” of the accusations against Lizza, and were determined to get to the bottom of the situation.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson said. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”
Lizza made national headlines earlier this year, posting the now infamous interview that ended the short-lived White House career of former Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci.
The White House Communications director was forced to resign after the New Yorker published the bombshell exposé, where Scaramucci called former White House advisor Reince Priebus a “f***ing paranoid schizophrenic.”
FLASHBACK: Lauer Jokes About 'Bag of Sex Toys' in His Office
As more and more disturbing allegations against disgraced NBC anchor Matt Lauer continue to emerge, a video from 2016 has surfaced on social media; showing the iconic reporter joking about “bags of sex toys” found in his office by the Secret Service.
The video shows Lauer speaking with Meredith Vieira during her daytime talk show, when she brought up an experience she had while “snooping” around his office.
“You know I have to say, I went into your office once snooping, and you had a huge bag of sex toys in your closet. Do you remember this?” asked Vieira.
Lauer went on to deflect the accusation, saying the sex toys were a gift from a previous ‘Today’ show guest who was a “sex therapist.”
The anchor went on to say the Secret Service found the bag while sweeping ahead of an interview with First Lady Laura Bush.
Matt Lauer was abruptly terminated on Wednesday after multiple women came forward and accused the NBC star of sexual assault and misconduct. A bombshell report from Variety detailed the allegations, with one insider saying Lauer had installed a “secret sex door” at his offices at 30 Rock.
Watch the revealing interview above.
h/t Daily Caller
SEE YA: Charlie Rose TERMINATED at CBS over Sex Scandal
CBS host and legendary journalist Charlie Rose was fired from CBS News on Tuesday after multiple reports of sexual misconduct and harassment came to light this week, with the network releasing a statement saying they “terminated” Rose for his “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.”
“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” said CBS News President David Rhodes. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”
“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place,” he added.
Rose, who is 75-years-old, released a statement regarding the accusations, saying he was “embarrassed” but claimed “not all of these allegations are accurate.”
“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate,” said Rose. “I always felt that I pursued shared feelings though I now realize that I was mistaken.”