Posted December 02, 2019 05:10:09 A Seattle newspaper publisher says she’s been fired from a Seattle newspaper after she filed a lawsuit against the company for sexual harassment.
Karen Raskin, who owns the Seattle News, is the owner of the Seattle Times, which also published the Seattle City Paper.
The suit alleges that in 2014, Raskins partner at the Seattle paper, Andrew Hays, forced her to have sex with him and had her have oral sex with several other men.
It’s not the first time Raskinos suit has come up.
In 2014, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he believed the lawsuit was an attempt to silence her.
Murray was also quoted saying the suit was a way to “shut her up.”
A representative for the Seattle newspaper said it was “proud of Karen Raskyns story and our support of her and her business.
As an organization, we support all people who have come forward with harassment or discrimination claims.
We also believe that harassment is never acceptable in the workplace and we will vigorously defend the rights of anyone who comes forward with a claim of harassment.”
The Seattle Times said in a statement to News24 that it has “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct.
In a statement provided to News 24, Rassin said, “I have always been a passionate advocate for women and I stand by that.
It is a difficult issue to talk about, and I think that’s because it is not easy to talk.
People have to feel comfortable coming forward, and that’s hard to do when they feel that they are being blamed for a very serious problem.
I know that many of you have had to deal with the trauma of being the victim of sexual harassment and discrimination.”