Report: L.A. Times Writer Exits Abruptly After Expensing a Huge Strip Club Tab

May 17, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The Los Angeles Times has parted ways with a music and culture writer who is accused of expensing a $5,000 strip club tab, according to a report in TheWrap.

Sasha Frere-Jones, who became the Times’ critic-at-large about 10 months ago after more than 10 years at The New Yorker, reportedly departed after a series of ethical issues at the paper. A rep for the Times confirmed that he recently resigned, according to TheWrap.

“According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Frere-Jones recently filed a $5,000 expense report for a venue that the paper discovered was actually a strip club,” the story reports. “Asked to explain, Frere-Jones said he was writing an article about a rapper. But according to the insider, the rapper’s representatives told the paper that no interview had taken place.”

The report cites a source at the paper describing additional allegations against Frere-Jones such as accepting expensive freebies from his sources.

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  1. The death of the Newspaper business continues. What self-serving idiot.

  2. Not a bad writer, but obviously a sleazy person doing fraudulent things under the guise of
    being an investigative reporter!

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