The Fader has cut ties with its head of content Eric Sundermann amid allegations of sexual misconduct. In addition, Billboard reports that The Fader President Andy Cohn is also undergoing an internal investigation. However, the media outlet denies any such thing.
In a statement, The Fader declared, “Eric Sundermann’s employment with The FADER was terminated yesterday following a prompt internal investigation into allegations that senior executives were made aware of over the weekend.”
The outlet did not go into detail regarding the focus or scope of the investigation.
According to Billboard, Cohn may have been “looking the other way” in regards to Sundermann’s alleged behavior. Further reporting from Jezebel indicates more explicit transgressions alleged by those who have come into contact with the former head of content.
Eleven anonymous former co-workers told Jezebel, “Sundermann repeatedly groped women coworkers and aspiring music writers at bars and parties, often forcing himself into cabs with women too drunk to protest.”
The report later states, “This pattern dates back to his years as editor of Noisey, Vice’s music vertical, which he joined in 2013.”
Sundermann has not yet issued a statement in regards to reports made by either Billboard or Jezebel.