Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, the prestigious magazine that for a lot more than 60 years has acted as a global literary tastemaker, resigned on Wednesday, amid an internal investigation into his behavior toward female personnel and writers.
Mr. Stein dispatched a letter of resignation to The Paris Review panel on Wednesday afternoon, where he apologized for his behavior and said he had decided he could not continue in the part.
“At times previously, I blurred the non-public and the professional in ways that were, We now recognize, disrespectful of my colleagues and our contributors, and that produced them feel unpleasant or demeaned,” he wrote. “I am extremely sorry for any hurt I induced them.”
The board of the magazine was set to meet Thursday to discuss its internal investigation, which started in October and was conducted by a subcommittee formed by the board, according to a person familiar with the internal investigation. Lawyers from Debevoise & Plimpton, the publication’s longtime counsel, along with users of the subcommittee spoke to current and previous employees, and also received complaints from at least two female writers who said they had detrimental encounters with Mr. Stein, 44. The panel had yet to choose what thing to do in the matter.
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Before Wednesday, Mr. Stein got sent a contact to the panel expressing his remorse and suggesting any missteps wouldn’t normally happen again.