Express manager investigated for sexual assault

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Published 30 November 2021 at 08.43

Media. After a manager at Expressen was accused of sexual assault, the left-wing newspaper started an internal investigation which was quickly closed down again. The investigation was “rigged”, according to a source for Aftonbladet, and a person who sounded the alarm about misconduct must have been relocated.

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The male boss is accused of putting his hand down inside a young woman's panties.

This is said to have happened at a restaurant on Stureplan in the mid-2010s, before his eyes. on other Expressen employees. Despite this, no police report was made and no internal investigation was started then.

According to Aftonbladet, the newspaper's management in August this year had received information that there was documentation of the case, again without taking any action.

Only after the boss was accused of abuse during a large meeting on Expressen was an investigation of the newspaper started – but it was closed after only a few days.

“In this case, we have not found any information or reasons The information about the current incident has been scarce and of a secondary nature “, writes Paulina Holm, HR director at Bonnier News, in an email to Aftonbladet.

According to information to Aftonbladet, the same manager has several times previously accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. Sources at ETC state that there is a “widespread culture of silence” on Expressen. However, Expressen's editor-in-chief Klas Granström denies that there is a “culture of silence” in the newspaper. writes Aftonbladet.