In June 2017, the site landed on one of these The biggest scoops: A feature that exposed allegations of sexual harassment against some of Silicon Valley’s most connected venture capitalists. Six women accused Justin Caldbeck, partner at Binary Capital, of making unwanted sexual advances, three of whom spoke to the reporter, Mr Albergotti, on the record.
The story unveils a widespread culture of unfortunate and harassing technology, immediately raising the information profile and was the precursor of the #MeToo movement. However, Mr. Albergotti, who is now working in the Washington Post, remembered the staff’s concerns as the release came to a close. They were deeply aware of what happened to Gawker in connection with the invasion of privacy by Hulk Hogan. The case pushed Gawker to extinction with the financing of investment capitalist Peter Thiel, and raised fears among publishers that anyone with enough money and willpower could vaporize the newspaper.
As the story of Caldbeck went to the press, Mrs. Lassin was in Italy to attend a conference. He took company liability insurance advice to his hotel room before going to dinner in his hotel room where Jeff Bezos would be sitting. “I don’t remember if I vomited,” he said. “But I was very nervous.” He gave the green light.
Mr Caldbeck did not sue. Instead, he has resigned. After a while, his venture company collapsed. As a female entrepreneur, Ms. Lessin felt that the work of information was “deeply personal”, especially that several men in the industry, who had heard of the work of the piece, approached her to advise that the claims were concerned. “I was close to the men I respected,” he said.
He would not name them. Working with him in The Journal, Susukara Bloom said, like many journalists, Mrs. Lesin is not a gossip. “He is not the journalist who always complains,” said Mrs. Shooker Bloom. “He is not a conspiracy theorist. He looks the best in people. “
Spotify’s chief executive Daniel Eck said he found the occasional, critical story within his company “unfair.” But he also added that Mrs Lesin “needs to run on a tightrope, given the level of access she has. It has to be tough.”
Ms. Lassin’s connections continue to raise eyebrows, especially on Facebook. She and her husband are joined by their Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who are pursuing the couple’s spousal marriage, and both have young children. (Mrs. Lassin’s two sons, Lyon and Maverick, both under the age of 5) were at Mr. Zuckerberg Information’s launch party, where he joked that a story could die (but only one) for a super-high subscription rate of $ 10,000. Recently, Mrs. Chan was the speaker at an information event.