LA Times Guild Calls for Publisher to Be ‘Fired Immediately’

The Los Angeles Times’ guild on Thursday called for its publisher, Ross Levinsohn, to be “fired immediately” after he was accused of sexual misconduct. “A man who sexually harasses women, engages in “slut-shaming” and refers to gay men as ‘fags’ is not fit to lead our newspaper,” the guild’s organizing committee said in a statement. The group demanded an “independent investigation” into the matter. NPR reported earlier Thursday that Levinsohn was sued twice for sexual harassment and accused of fostering a “frat-house environment.”