The New York Times suggests recently retired Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Mike Fuoco had a long history of sexual harassment that his union and his bosses refused to explore.
Other female journalists at the paper told me they routinely warned young women to avoid Mr. Fuoco at regular guild-hosted happy hours. And more reporting revealed darker secrets: two women who were taught by Mr. Fuoco in college journalism classes said he had pressured them into sexual relationships. One became pregnant with his child, according to court records.
He was so prolific in his harassment, that woman told me, he was like Pittsburgh’s Harvey Weinstein.
Fuoco is quoted in the story, and he denies the accusations.
Mr. Fuoco said in an email that the accusations of sexual misconduct are “false,” and he said the union had not at any point conducted a real inquiry.
“If there ever was an investigation over the past two months I have no knowledge of it because NO ONE ever contacted me,” he said in an email.