The New Yorker magazine fired famed journalist Ryan Lizza on Monday over reports of “improper sexual conduct,” saying they decided to “sever ties” with the journalist after seriously “reviewing the matter.”
The iconic magazine released a statement Monday afternoon, saying they “recently learned” of the accusations against Lizza, and were determined to get to the bottom of the situation.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson said. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”
Lizza made national headlines earlier this year, posting the now infamous interview that ended the short-lived White House career of former Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci.
The White House Communications director was forced to resign after the New Yorker published the bombshell exposé, where Scaramucci called former White House advisor Reince Priebus a “f***ing paranoid schizophrenic.”