The Washington Post suspends reporter David Weigel over sexist retweet

Weigel did not respond to a request for comment, but an out-of-office reply from his Post email address said that he would return to work on July 5. Weigel apologized publicly last week for the retweet, saying he “did not mean to cause any harm.”A spokesperson for The Post declined to comment, citing a need for privacy regarding personnel matters.Weigel’s retweet was spotlighted publicly by his colleague, Felicia Sonmez, who recently had a discrimination lawsuit against the paper dismissed, a decision her attorney has said she plans to appeal.Sonmez sarcastically wrote on Twitter on Friday that it is “fantastic to work at a news outlet where retweets like this

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