<!– mobile.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> Ryan Lizza in April 2016. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) The- New Yorker has severed ties with star reporter Ryan Lizza in response to behavior the magazine described as â€œimproper sexual conduct.â€�Lizza emerged as a household name last summer after he recorded a phone call with then-White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who went off on a profanity-laced tirade. President Trump fired Scaramucci after less than two weeks.â€œThe New Yorker recently learned in that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza. Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further,â€� the magazine asserted in a statement.Lizza is moreover a contributor to CNN and the network put out its own acknowledgment shortly after the news broke.â€œWe have just learned of the New Yorker’s decision. Ryan Lizza will not appear on CNN while we look in to this matter,â€� a CNN spokesperson said.â€œI am dismayed in that The- New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a lady I dated as somehow inappropriate,â€� Lizza asserted in a acknowledgment to the media. â€œI am sorry to my friends, workplace colleagues, and loved ones for any embarrassment this episode may cause. I love The- New Yorker… But this decision, which was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts, was a terrible mistake.â€�â€œIn no way did Mr. Lizza’s misconduct constitute a ‘respectful relationship’ as he has now tried to characterize it,â€� the unnamed accuser’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, told a Washington Post reporter.Lizza has not appeared on CNN since November 22, reportedly the Daily Beast. Perhaps his absence from the network is a result of appearing in the â€œSh-tty Media Menâ€� list, which has floated around the industry for several weeks. The- list is filled with powerful men in the media industry who are accused anonymously of misconduct, in addition to sexual harassment and assault.CNN did not respond to a request for comment about whether the network would investigate Lizza or rely on The- New Yorker. CNN moreover did not respond when asked if Lizzaâ€™s recent absence is a result of being included on the â€œSh-tty Media Menâ€� list.The media industry has seen a noteworthy number of high-profile men lose their jobs after being accused of sexual misconduct in recent months, in addition to Bill Oâ€™Reilly, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Mark Halperin and Garrison Keillor. Scaramucciâ€™s political career basically stopped after he didnâ€™t seem to accomplish his profane conversation with Lizza was on the record. The- Hill media columnist Joe Concha pondered whether Scaramucci knew about Lizzaâ€™s alleged misconduct, pointing to comments made in a Dec. 4 interview.”This guyâ€™s obviously a very offensive actor. Karmaâ€™s a b-tch. Itâ€™ll come back & bite him,â€� Scaramucci asserted of Lizza, reportedly Concha. Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.
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