California’s barons magazine has been banned from publication following a series of high profile incidents that saw one of the magazine’s top editors resign after the publication was accused of racial abuse, sexual harassment and sexism.
A ban was imposed after the magazine was accused by its editor-in-chief of racial and sexual harassment against a black man.
The magazine’s CEO, Ben Fink, resigned following the allegations, and the company said it was reviewing its business practices and plans.
The allegations prompted a number of other publications to pull the magazine, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
A spokeswoman for the state’s bar associations said the ban was the result of a review of the publisher’s business practices.
“The California Bar Assn.
has been aware of numerous reports of harassment and sexual misconduct by the Barrons staff, and we are investigating these matters,” she said in an emailed statement.
The California Board of Equal Employment Opportunity issued a statement on Friday saying it was “unaware of any other publications or individuals being targeted for removal”.
“We have taken the matter very seriously and are working with local bar associations to determine the best course of action,” the board said.