News.au’s editor Mark Williams revealed he’s “been forced to leave” after an “toxic” work environment.
Key points:Mark Williams has quit his role as editor of News.
Coast’s editor at the centre of a sexual harassment scandalThe former editor quit his job in February following a complaint by News.
News chief Greg Murphy says it’s been a “truly difficult time” for the organisationNews.co’s editor Greg Murphy has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassmentThe decision comes after a complaint from an employee at News.
CoastThe employee alleged Mr Williams had sexualised himself while working on a story about the man’s alleged sexual history.
“Mark and I are both victims of sexual assault,” the woman said in a statement.
“I can’t believe that someone would have made that statement to the world without feeling uncomfortable.”
Mr Williams resigned from his position as editor in February.
In a statement, News.
Coast chief Greg Murphy said he had been “very clear” that he was leaving his position and that he had no further comment to make.
News Corp’s head of corporate communications, Tom Riddell, told reporters that Mr Williams “has not resigned”.
“He’s been working hard and working as hard as he can to bring the news and editorial team together and we’re all very disappointed to have to tell him that,” Mr Riddoll said.
“We are grateful to him for his contribution to NewsCoast and his work as editor.”
Mr Riddick said he could not comment on the alleged incident because of privacy laws.
The employee’s claims came to light on Friday, after he made a complaint about Mr Williams to the organisation’s senior management.
Coach is the most high profile and most high-profile organisation to fall victim to a sexual assault allegation, with news editor Greg Murphys departure from News.
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News chief Greg Miller in March.
The workplace allegations came to the surface after a report by a former employee.
The employee claimed Mr Williams made inappropriate comments to her while working as a News editor in the late 1990s.
Mr Williams has denied the allegations.
NewsCoast chief Greg Merrick said in February that he would not comment about the woman’s allegation, saying: “I can only say I’ve never been in a situation where a woman made that allegation to me.”
NewsCoach has also been the subject of a number of sexual misconduct allegations.
Last month, News Corp’s senior manager for media affairs, Andrew Gorman, apologised to the corporation’s employees for the way the company had handled the sexual misconduct issue.
Mr Gorman has since been replaced.