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Michigan Journalist Jack Lessenberry Resigns From The Metro Times Amid Allegations

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Longstanding Michigan journalist Jack Lessenberry has resigned from the Metro Times. This comes after a Deadline Detroit story that accused Lessenberry of having inappropriate interactions with female colleagues. He was a columnist for the Metro Times, though he did not work in the office.

The Deadline Detroit story cited allegations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior over the course of almost 30 years. One accusation includes inappropriate physical contact, others cite inappropriate remarks.

Lessenberry is also a professor at Wayne State University. He says he asked the school to conduct an investigation into charges he says are without merit.

Lessenberry is a senior news analyst at Michigan Radio. His political commentaries will continue.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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