Did we say whoa? Because whoa.
The editorial director of Vox has been fired for sexual misconduct. https://t.co/WXlpV1FBvt
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 20, 2017
In what appears to be the first and probably not the last repercussion of last week’s Shitty Media Men list, and the larger floodgates of assault and harassment survivors speaking out against their attackers, Lockhart Steele, Vox Media’s Editorial Director and former Curbed CEO and founder, has been fired, effective immediately.
The following letter was released at Vox:
Hi team, I am writing to let you know that earlier this evening Lockhart Steele was terminated effective immediately. Lock admitted engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with our core values and will not be tolerated at Vox Media.
Our investigation into issues raised by a former employee in a post on Medium continues. Anyone with information should contact our external investigation leads, [redacted].
Vox Media is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community and appreciates everyone who has been willing to speak up and share information during the course of this investigation.
Whoa whoa whoa.
Probably worth mentioning that Steele was also the editorial director for Gawker Media.
Every male feminist https://t.co/RcSrzg9C7I
— Stephen Connolly (@sconnolly0331) October 20, 2017
If that's not a pornstar name I don't know what is
— Roach Patrol (@roach_on_patrol) October 20, 2017
— barbara davidson (@photospice) October 20, 2017
The list would be an absolutely riveting read, indeed.
I repeat, EVERY man who has ever sexually harassed a woman should be shaking in their boots, and rightfully so …
— Dean Rohrer (@wdrohrer) October 20, 2017
We don’t disagree.
Checking Vox’s timeline we don’t see anything about Steele’s dismissal (so far), but we did find THIS … which broke every single hypocrisy meter in the joint.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 20, 2017
Oh, and Lockhart’s Twitter account has been quiet for three days.