Bild editor-in-chief suspended after allegations of harassment

Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief of the German magazine Bild, has been suspended following accusations of harassment by at least six female employees of the newspaper. This was announced on Saturday, March 13, by Der Spiegel.

It is noted that at the moment, all the circumstances of the case is being clarified by a special commission headed by the head of compliance Florian von Goetz. The investigation will touch upon, among other things, the abuse of power.

Der Spiegel, earlier, on March 8, wrote about the charges presented to Reichelt on behalf of his six female employees.

As it is specified, an investigation was organized against the man after complaints from female employees. They alleged that the editor-in-chief had abused his authority and used the work hierarchy for self-serving purposes.

The article explained that charges of coercion and psychological pressure could be brought against Reichelt.

On March 9, it was reported that a sixth former employee of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration accused him of inappropriate behavior. The woman claimed that he “indecently touched” her during a meeting at his mansion in 2020. Comments from the governor did not immediately follow. It was noted that the woman did not file a formal complaint with the governor’s office.