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What happened?

The New Yorker has let Ryan Lizza go after allegations of sexual misconduct that haven’t been released in detail.

“We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a New Yorker spokesperson said in a statement reported by the Daily Beast. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”

In response, Lizza has said that the company fired him “hastily and without a full investigation” for a “respectful relationship” he had had with a woman.

What should I know about Ryan Lizza?

You probably remember Lizza from when he wrote an infamous piece about a conversation with Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House press secretary who called up Lizza to rant about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

Lizza had been at The New Yorker since 2007. He’s also a CNN contributor, but the network told the Daily Beast that he won’t be appearing until CNN looks into the allegations.

As part of the day’s headlines, Jeffy, Brad and Kris caught up on the latest sexual harassment claims and discuss the new round of firings and suspensions after allegations. Listen to the full segment (above) for more.

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