On Monday, November four, The FADER introduced that the publication had parted methods with Head of Content material Eric Sundermann after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced on Twitter. In a report by Jezebel printed yesterday, a number of ladies, together with former coworkers of Sundermann’s at The FADER and Noisey, detailed these allegations, which included sexual harassment and coercion. The Jezebel report additionally claimed that FADER President and Writer Andy Cohn was conscious of the allegations towards Sundermann when he was employed and selected to disregard them. Cohn himself was additionally accused of inappropriate conduct within the Jezebel report and was alleged to have “enhanced” the office’s “tradition of harassment.”
The FADER has now issued a press release in response to the Jezebel story, as Selection reviews and Pitchfork can verify. Within the assertion, a FADER consultant writes that the corporate has now suspended Cohn. Moreover, The FADER has launched an “unbiased investigation into [the] firm’s office insurance policies and methods.” Learn the total assertion beneath.
We based The FADER with the aim of making a magazine and
neighborhood that’s an inclusive area that fosters discovery and
connection – a spot the place our workers and neighborhood felt open,
protected, and free to undertaking their pure inventive skills onto the
world. It’s clear that we now have failed to try this and didn’t reside
as much as our requirements.
Immediately we now have retained exterior counsel to launch an unbiased
investigation into our firm’s office insurance policies and methods — not
simply to seek out out the place we went incorrect, however how we are able to enhance our
tradition shifting ahead.
Moreover, we now have suspended President and Writer Andy Cohn.
Our workers are the muse of our tradition. We hope to empower
them by means of this course of to assist us enhance our office assist
methods, insurance policies and tradition. We’re placing quick steps in place
to encourage extra suggestions and an open dialogue.
We apologize to those that we now have let down. The FADER will proceed to
try to make its neighborhood, and its office, a spot the place
everybody can really feel protected and revered in order that their inventive energies
and skills can shine. We pledge that these modifications will make The
FADER stronger within the years forward.