Washington Post Reporter Sues Paper And Top Editors In Discrimination Claim

Washington Post Reporter Sues Paper And Top Editors In Discrimination Claim
Felicia Sonmez, a national political reporter for The Washington Post, sued the publication and its top editors, claiming that she was discriminated against after she went public as a sexual assault survivor.

Sonmez said that the Post’s subsequent prohibition on her from covering MeToo stories caused her personal and professional harm.

The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, names the Post as well as a series of top editors, including Martin Baron, who stepped down as executive editor of the publication in February.

Sonmez contended that after she went public in 2018 with her claim that she was sexually assaulted by a colleague when she worked for the Los Angeles Times, the Post prohibited her from covering Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, seeing it as a conflict of interest. The prohibition was extended to other stories involving claims of sexual assault.

The lawsuit
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