BEIJING  | LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

16May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BEIJING  | LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

BEIJING  — The Los Angeles Times suspended the head of its Beijing bureau Wednesday after he was accused of sexual misconduct for a second time.

The newspaper said it has launched an investigation into allegations against Jonathan Kaiman made by a former Wall Street Journal editor. In January, another woman accused Kaiman, who was hired by the LA Times in China in 2015, of sexual misconduct.

Felicia Sonmez, who has reported for the WSJ and Agence France-Presse in China, detailed what she called Kaiman’s “problematic behavior” in an email shared Tuesday with the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.

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