Top ‘National Enquirer’ Editor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

At least 12 former employees accused the top editor of major gossip rags National Enquirer and Us Weekly of sexual misconduct in the newsroom, the AP reported Tuesday. According to the accusers: content officer Dylan Howard—who reportedly had the self-proclaimed nickname “Dildo”—allegedly spoke openly about his sexual partners, discussed female employees’ sex lives, and made women watch or listen to porn while leading the American Media Inc. office in Los Angeles. The company, which publishes the Enquirer, Us, Soap Opera Digest, and other gossip publications, started an internal inquiry into his behavior in 2012. Howard reportedly left the company after the probe but was later rehired to work in the company’s main New York offices as the chief content officer. AMI spokesman Jon Hammond said the investigation found no “direct support for the allegations of harassment” and described the two employees who formally complained as “disgruntled.”