Long-time broadcaster Ross Porter has stepped down from his position as president and CEO of Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 radio station following allegations of sexual harassment by more than a dozen current and former employees, the Globe and Mail reports.
The development came following a third-party workplace investigation triggered by a letter from more than a dozen current and former employees that alleged he had sexually harassed staff and created a toxic workplace.
Charles Cutts, the former president and chief executive officer of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, has been appointed interim CEO of the station. In a statement to The Globe and Mail, Porter denied that the changes were prompted by the investigation.
The investigation began last March after the group wrote to the board of directors to allege “ongoing workplace harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, and general mismanagement of the station” by Porter.