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Globe’s day to dump news

Globe’s day to dump news

Friday release limited coverage of discredited columnist’s suspension

IT IS KNOWN by reporters as the “Friday news dump,” that time, often in the warm weather months, that officials release bad news late in the afternoon on the verge of a weekend to minimize attention. It has been the target of derision by many in the media. “Releasing bad, unflattering, or embarrassing news on(...)

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Globe drops suit vs. Sargent

Globe drops suit vs. Sargent

Ex-staffer says she’ll give paper info on workplace misconduct

THE BOSTON GLOBE dropped its suit against a former Boston.com editor and reporter to compel her to turn over information about her allegations of sexually suggestive texts from editor Brian McGrory. Lawyers for the Globe filed a “Notice of Voluntary Dismissal” Monday morning in Suffolk Superior Court after both sides submitted a joint statement Friday(...)

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Untangling the McGrory-Sargent dispute

Untangling the McGrory-Sargent dispute

Lack of information makes it difficult to reach any conclusions

SHORTLY AFTER THANKSGIVING last year, amid the exploding #MeToo movement, the Boston Globe ran a blockbuster story about the husband of then-Senate president Stan Rosenberg allegedly sexually harassing at least four men who did business with or worked on Beacon Hill. It was the latest in a number of front-page stories chronicling sexual harassment allegations,(...)

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Judge urges Globe, Sargent find common ground

Judge urges Globe, Sargent find common ground

Roach indicates she can’t force ex-staffer to cooperate

A SUFFOLK SUPERIOR Court judge on Thursday told the lawyers for the Boston Globe and former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent they had 24 hours to work out an agreement for Sargent to speak with people from the paper conducting a probe into her allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by editor Brian McGrory and others. Judge(...)

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Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Paper’s lawyers say they can’t complete investigation without ex-staffer’s help

LAWYERS FOR THE Boston Globe said they are trying to determine whether allegations against editor Brian McGrory of sending inappropriate and sexually suggestive text messages are true, but cannot complete their investigation without help from his accuser, former Boston.com editor Hilary Sargent. “The Globe has done all the investigation it can without her, both internally(...)

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Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Paper says it wants to hear 'more, not less' from Sargent about exchanges with McGrory

THE BOSTON GLOBE filed suit Friday against a former reporter and editor to compel her to release the full text she said the paper’s editor, Brian McGrory, sent to her that included an unwanted, sexually suggestive message. In the suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the Globe’s lawyers say Hilary Sargent is in violation of(...)

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Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Sargent says allegations against McGrory are not isolated

A FORMER REPORTER and editor who accused Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory of sending her an unwanted sexually suggestive text is hinting she has more to reveal about the culture of sexual harassment and workplace environment at the paper. Hilary Sargent, who has been on a mission to push the Globe to acknowledge and address(...)

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Globe execs probing McGrory text allegations

Globe execs probing McGrory text allegations

Top officials talked to editor, reached out to former reporter

THE BOSTON GLOBE’s top officials told staffers on Wednesday that they are investigating allegations that editor Brian McGrory sent an inappropriate text to a former reporter but so far have taken no action or revealed what they have learned. The officials said they have not been able to determine when the text exchange took place.(...)

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Conflicted about McGrory accusations

Wednesday’s Boston Globe had a story inside Metro about noted Harvard economist Roland Fryer being investigated for sexual harassment. It was not an unusual story for the paper to cover, given the Globe is the region’s most powerful media outlet. The Globe has done many stories on sexual harassment in the workplace, especially since the(...)

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Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Former reporter posts exchange on Twitter that she said was with McGrory

A FORMER REPORTER for the Boston Globe is claiming Brian McGrory, the paper’s current editor, sent her an unsolicited, sexually suggestive text. Hilary Sargent, who started at the Globe in 1999 as a 19-year-old intern before leaving and being recruited back 15 years later, posted an undated text message on Twitter on Monday that she(...)

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