Washington Post Japan Bureau Chief Out One Month After Report Reveals Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Simon Denyer

The Tokyo bureau chief for the Washington Post will reportedly be leaving the paper amid renewed accusations of sexual misconduct.

The Washingtonian reports that Simon Denyer, a veteran of the paper who oversaw coverage of Japan and the Korean peninsula, is retiring from the Post.

His retirement is notable. Just last month, The Daily Beast reported that an allegation of sexual harassment against Denyer had been outed in a lawsuit filed against the paper.

Felicia Sonmez, a national political reporter for the Post, sued the paper for discriminating against her as a woman and survivor of sexual-assault. She claims the Post forbid her from covering stories about sexual misconduct and the #MeToo movement
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