BuzzFeed Information Fires Adrian Carrasquillo For Inappropriate Remark

Adrian Carrasquillo, the BuzzFeed Information White Home correspondent, was fired Wednesday after an inside investigation.

Carrasquillo, who was named on the “S–tty Media Males” listing that circulated on-line final month, was let go after a brand new grievance of inappropriate feedback to a coworker.

“In responding to a grievance filed final week by an worker, we discovered that Adrian violated our Code of Conduct by sending an inappropriate message to a colleague. This adopted a current reminder about our prohibition in opposition to inappropriate communications,” a spokesperson instructed the Day by day Information.

“We’re saddened by these circumstances, however we take these points extraordinarily severely. We’re dedicated to making sure that BuzzFeed stays a spot the place everyone seems to be handled respectfully by his or her friends.”

Carrasquillo was named the White Home correspondent in January after working as a political reporter and editor of Latino protection at BuzzFeed information.

His firing comes on the heels of comparable conditions in information media, politics and Hollywood.

On the finish of November, three Vice workers had been fired for conduct that “ranged from verbal and sexual harassment to different habits that’s inconsistent with our insurance policies, our values, and the way in which during which we imagine colleagues ought to work collectively.”

Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele was additionally fired for sexual harassment.

New York Instances reporter Glenn Thrush, who was suspended for sexual misconduct, will probably be faraway from the White Home beat as soon as he returns to work in January.

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