The New York Times said on Monday that it suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush following accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior toward women.
The suspension is in response to allegations in an article on the website Vox in which Vox editorial director Laura McGann accused Thrush of unwanted sexual contact in a bar. "[H]e caught me off guard, put his hand on my thigh, and suddenly started kissing me," she wrote.
She said the incident took place five years ago when the two journalists worked together at the website Politico.
Thrush, who could not immediately be reached by CNBC for comment, told Vox that he remembered the incident differently, according to the article.
McGann wrote that she had told "an experienced colleague" and "a very senior editor" at Politico about the incident. She cited in her article a spokesperson for Politico, Brad Dayspring, as saying no formal complaint had ever reached the general counsel's desk and that both the colleague and senior editor in question had left Politico years ago.