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NPR chief hit with sexual assault allegations

NPR chief hit with sexual assault allegations

NEW YORK POST – KATE SHEEHY/PHOTO CREDIT: PBS

The head of news for National Public Radio — a former New York Times bureau chief — has been accused of sexually assaulting two women seeking jobs from him nearly 20 years ago, a report said Tuesday.

NPR is now investigating the claims, which involve its senior vice president of news, Michael Oreskes, suddenly breaking off from the women’s interviews to French-kiss them, the Washington Post said.

The women were both journalists at the time and provided similar stories, the Post said. They spoke on condition of anonymity, the paper said.

The women said Oreskes was Washington bureau chief for the Times, and they had gone to speak to him about working for the paper when he suddenly pounced. The incidents occurred in the late 1990s, the women said.

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