Leon Wieseltier’s New Magazine Axed Over Harassment Allegations

New allegations of sexual harassment against Leon Wieseltier have tanked the former New Republic editor’s new publication, which was set to launch this fall. Wieseltier on Tuesday apologized for “offenses against some of my colleagues in the past.” As a result, the Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, said it was killing Wieseltier’s new publication. The New York Times reports that women who worked under Wieseltier have been exchanging emails recently to share their stories of harassment. Wieseltier, 65, allegedly “pressed them for details about their own sexual encounters” and told them that “their dresses were not tight enough,” according to The New York Times, among other allegations. Wieseltier was also named on the anonymous “Shitty Media Men” list.