NYT publisher again defends removal of Abramson

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. says his removal of executive editor Jill Abramson had nothing to do with his company's treatment of women but with Abramson's management style.

Sulzberger provided a fresh defense Saturday of his recent decision.

He says in a statement that during her tenure, he heard many complaints that she arbitrarily made decisions, didn't communicate adequately and mistreated colleagues in public.

Sulzberger says "the saddest outcome" of the management change is it's been cast as an example of unequal treatment of women. He says Abramson's compensation package wasn't less than her predecessor's and was actually more than 10 percent higher before she left.

Abramson hasn't commented publicly. No one answered her home phone Saturday, and she didn't respond to a LinkedIn message.