NEW YORK—The New York Review of Books has installed two new editors to lead the magazine after being without a top editor since the sudden departure its top editor last September following uproar over an essay about the #MeToo movement by disgraced CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who had been accused of sexually assaulting women.
Soon after Ian Buruma departed, the magazine issued a statement acknowledging “failures in the presentation and editing” of the essay, which detailed Ghomeshi’s life after he was fired from the CBC.
The essay, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag,” stopped short of admitting to any kind of physical abuse and did not offer any apology whatsoever.
The former CBC radio host was acquitted of sexually assaulting three women in March 2016 following a high-profile criminal trial. At the time, Ontario Court Justice William Horkins said there were “inconsistencies” in the testimonies of the complainants.