Just coming to light are two emails written by former staffers for the hard-left Mother Jones magazine, who allege that Washington bureau chief David Corn inappropriately touched female employees and made jokes about rape and “women’s sexuality and anatomy.”
In just a month, Corn is the sixth member of the media elite under investigation for alleged misconduct.
The left-wing Politico just obtained the emails, written in 2014 and 2015, and in a statement, Mother Jones’ CEO Monika Bauerlein and editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery said, “[N]ow that they’ve come to us, we are going to take them seriously and investigate.”
Mother Jones admits that three years ago Corn was investigated for “inappropriate workplace behavior” and subsequently “warned about touching female staffers and insensitive descriptions of sexual violence[.]” The magazine maintains that Corn has since behaved appropriately. The details of the emails, however, have spurred them to “probe the allegations further[.]”
The details are disturbing. According to Politico, the 2015 email claims Corn “regularly gave [several women] unwelcome shoulder rubs and engaged in uninvited touching of their legs, arms, backs, and waists,” and “made inappropriate comments about women’s sexuality and anatomy.”
In the 2014 email, a former staffer alleges Corn “came up behind me and put his hands and arms around my body in a way that felt sexual and domineering.”