Editor of The New York Review of Books out after uproar

September 19, 2018 - 11:30 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The editor of The New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving.

Ian Buruma, who was appointed to lead the magazine last year, is "no longer the editor," according to Nicholas During, a publicist for The New York Review of Books. It was unclear if Buruma was fired or resigned.

The magazine came under fire for publishing "Reflections From a Hashtag," an essay by Jian Ghomeshi, who has been accused of sexual assault and punching and choking women without their consent.

Critics say the essay minimized Ghomeshi's actions and was an egotistical attempt to rehabilitate himself. Buruma defended publishing it, saying he had no right to judge.