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Bill Simmons’ media company has parted ways with president Eric Weinberger three months after placing him on leave over allegations of sexual harassment.
“On March 5, The Ringer and Eric Weinberger mutually agreed to part ways and he’s no longer with the company,” a spokesman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Simmons recruited Weinberger from the NFL Network, where he served as executive producer, in 2015 to help him run the business aspects of his Grantland follow-up, The Ringer.
Weinberger was suspended from The Ringer in December after a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises alleged that he sent nude photos and sexually explicit texts to an NFL colleague, Jami Cantor. He was one of several current and former NFL employees named in the suit. At the time the allegations were made public, The Ringer said it would place Weinberger on indefinite leave while it conducted an internal investigation.
While at NFL Network, Weinberger led the creation of its programming slate.
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