LA Times’ Levinsohn Taking ‘Leave of Absence’ Amid Probe
Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn is now on “unpaid leave of absence” as an outside law firm investigates allegations into his “frat-house” behavior, according to a statement released by Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn. “We will not hesitate to take further action, if appropriate, once the review is complete,” Dearborn wrote. While Levinsohn is out, Mickie Rosen has been slated to lead the Times. This comes as the LA Times Guild has called for Levinsohn to be “fired immediately.” The investigation will look further into various allegations of inappropriate behavior that came to light, including rating women on “hotness” in the workplace.