“I had recently joined the company after my long career at the BBC, excited to explore opportunities in the digital space,” she wrote in a tweeted statement. “I support the mission to bring diverse stories and voices to the public conversation. But the allegations in The New York Times, which caught me be surprise, are serious and deeply troubling and I had no choice but to end my relationship with the company.”
While at the BBC, she had hosted a podcast with Ozy Media co-founder and CEO Carlos Watson called When Katty Met Carlos. She joined Ozy last summer.
Updated with comment from Ozy Media board: Ozy Media COO and co-founder