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Jörg Schönenborn fights against a media report that he did not investigate allegations of sexual harassment in WDR. There's been an investigation.

Jörg Schönenborn: WDR chief denies inaction in case of harassment

Jörg Schönenborn fights against a media report that he did not investigate allegations of sexual harassment in WDR. There's been an investigation.

Jörg Schönenborn: WDR chief denies inaction in case of harassment

Allegations of sexual harassment at WDR Burden executive floor of public service house. As Mirror reports, n director Monika Piel, today's television director Jörg Schönenborn and current head of ARD Capital Studio, Tina Hassel, were informed in one of two cases. Over last few days Correctiv and Stern reported on two allegations of WDR employees.

The editor accused in one case was promoted by n editor-in-chief Schönenborn to a correspondent body, although Schönenborn should have known of accusations, it is said in mirror. Schönenborn denied did not take seriously accusations of sexual harassment against employees of station. "We want everything that has happened to come out," he said to news agency DPA.

Schönenborn said that re had been a comprehensive investigation of management at that time. "In end, however, we had neir a concrete reproach nor a roll-call victim." Without evidence, employee had to be regarded as a respectable.

The WDR reported that pre-notification of Mirror "does not reflect a complete picture of processes and backgrounds". The n management was "intensively and diligently following" anonymous instructions in question. However, any incidents could not have been substantiated. "In this respect, allegations could neir be underpowered nor substantiated and thus not conclusively clarified."

The Mirror had reported that Schönenborn was informed by staff councillor about accusations against editor. This has been researched and written in case, it has impression that re were "incidents and still exist in foreign editorial office, which have crossed and violated respective borders of colleagues and thus evaluated as sexual harassment in workplace ".

No names, no concrete Tatbeschreibung

Schönenborn said: "We had a Ombudsperson that investigated and talked to those who might be affected. At end of m, y had no clearance, names or concrete Tatbeschreibungen, so that accusations could not be clarified. "

According to Schönenborn, accused editor is "currently on holiday". Against him would be "reproached at moment in press", which WDR has not been able to check. "As a company, we cannot refore make any concrete statements," Schönenborn said. The WDR TV director also said: "Through press release last week and previous MeToo debate, many women have had impulse: now I would also like to describe what happened to me. And that's positive. "

Publish Date : 14 Nisan 2018 Cumartesi 12:02

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