Vice Suspends Producer Amid Sexual-Harassment Probe

Vice has suspended its lead filmmaker after The Daily Beast reported that he dismissed a subordinate’s complaints about sexual harassment in the workplace. In a letter to employees, the outlet announced that Jason Mojica, formerly Vice’s editor-in-chief who later became head of its documentary unit, was suspended “for the duration of the investigation” into sexual harassment at the company. In addition to more than a dozen women alleging sexual harassment—from unwanted touching to preferential treatment given to women who dated superiors—The Daily Beast reported earlier this week that Mojica allegedly made inappropriate comments and dismissed ex-employee Phoebe Barghouti’s complaints about another manager. In the aftermath, the company also announced the creation of an all-women advisory committee to “improve company policies.”