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Washington Post suspends reporter for inappropriate conduct

/ 08:44 AM January 11, 2018
The Washington Post building - 11 Dec 2015

This December 11, 2015 shows the One Franklin Square Building in Washington that houses the Washington Post newspaper. (AP FILE PHOTO)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post said it has suspended reporter Joel Achenbach for “inappropriate workplace conduct” involving women at the newspaper.

The Post said Achenbach will be suspended for 90 days without pay.

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Achenbach has released a statement saying, “I’ve said and done things that were unprofessional, and I apologize to the women affected by this and acknowledge their courage in speaking out.”

The newspaper’s managers declined to offer details of the accusations against Achenbach or their investigation into his conduct.

The Post said Achenbach has written for the newspaper since 1990.

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