‘The Fader’ Head of Content Eric Sundermann Fired Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

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On Monday, New York City-based music and culture magazine The Fader parted ways with head of content Eric Sundermann following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Said allegations first emerged on Twitter over the weekend. The publication has not rendered the nature of the accusations public.

"Eric Sundermann's employment with The Fader was terminated [...] following a prompt internal investigation into allegations that senior executives were made aware of over the weekend," a spokesperson for the magazine said in an official statement.

Sundermann's tenure as the first head of content ever at the magazine kicked off in December of 2018. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief at Noisey, Vice's music site.

In a statement to Variety, Jon Cohen, the magazine's co-founder, said: "On Monday, management investigated and we determined that the allegations were a true violation of our employment policies. Our team quickly stepped in and terminated our working relationship with Eric that evening. There is no point at which an abuse of power will be tolerated, nor is there any point where sexual harassment should be accepted,” it said. “Going forward, The Fader will continue to strive to make its community, and its workplace, a safe space for all employees, no matter the circumstance.”

According to the Huffington Post, a former Noisey employee revealed that a group of former colleagues met in private in September 2018 to discuss allegations of misconduct by Sundermann at the time. Opting to confront him directly and ask for his resignation, the group was asked not to do so when another employee filed an official complaint with HR, which kicked off an internal investigation into the matters.

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On Monday, New York City-based music and culture magazine The Fader parted ways with head of content Eric Sundermann following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Said allegations first emerged on Twitter over the weekend. The publication has not rendered the nature of the accusations public.

"Eric Sundermann's employment with The Fader was terminated [...] following a prompt internal investigation into allegations that senior executives were made aware of over the weekend," a spokesperson for the magazine said in an official statement.

Sundermann's tenure as the first head of content ever at the magazine kicked off in December of 2018. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief at Noisey, Vice's music site.

In a statement to Variety, Jon Cohen, the magazine's co-founder, said: "On Monday, management investigated and we determined that the allegations were a true violation of our employment policies. Our team quickly stepped in and terminated our working relationship with Eric that evening. There is no point at which an abuse of power will be tolerated, nor is there any point where sexual harassment should be accepted,” it said. “Going forward, The Fader will continue to strive to make its community, and its workplace, a safe space for all employees, no matter the circumstance.”

According to the Huffington Post, a former Noisey employee revealed that a group of former colleagues met in private in September 2018 to discuss allegations of misconduct by Sundermann at the time. Opting to confront him directly and ask for his resignation, the group was asked not to do so when another employee filed an official complaint with HR, which kicked off an internal investigation into the matters.

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