Lockhart Steele, Vox Media’s editorial director and Curbed founder and former CEO, has been fired for allegedly engaging in inappropriate conduct. A Slack message sent out to Vox employees Thursday said Steele was “terminated effective immediately” after he “admitted engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with our core values and will not be tolerated at Vox Media,” The Awl reported. “Our investigation into issues raised by a former employee in a post on Medium continues,” the statement read, referring to a post alleging that a VP at Vox engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an employee. Steele’s firing comes after women working in the media industry compiled a “SHITTY MEDIA MEN” list detailing sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
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