Sumary of A Washington Post reporter sues the paper and its top editors, claiming discrimination.:
- Felicia Sonmez, a Washington Post reporter, on Wednesday filed a discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper and some of its top editors, claiming they had discriminated against her by barring her from covering stories related to sexual assault after she went public as a victim of assault.
- Ms. Sonmez said in the lawsuit that after she publicly stated in 2018 that she had been a assaulted by a fellow journalist while living in Beijing, The Post had barred her from covering Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
- (The accused journalist, who worked for The Los Angeles Times at the time, has denied the allegations.
- )After an article in Reason magazine on allegations against the journalist came out a year later, Ms. Sonmez said she was again subjected to a coverage ban by The Post.
- She added that she was “disciplined” by her editors at The Post for publicly requesting a correction to the article.
- In January 2020, Ms. Sonmez was suspended by The Post after she tweeted a link to a news article detailing sexual assault allegations against the basketball star Kobe Bryant shortly after his death.