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Blake Bailey, the author of a much-discussed new biography of Philip Roth, has been accused of sexual assault and grooming in a series of articles by the New York Times and the Times-Picayune. Bailey was quickly dropped by his literary agency, the Story Factory, and his publisher, W. Norton, rapidly distanced itself from him. On April 27, it announced that it would take the biography entirely out of print, including in ebook and audiobook form. Reidhead said in a staff obtained by the New York Times.
The allegations against Bailey have swept across the literary world. The book led to profiles in major magazines and landed on the New York Times bestseller list, a rare feat for a literary biography. Moreover, Roth had happily cooperated with Bailey on this biography before his death in Bailey was nominated for a Pulitzer in for his biography of John Looking women for sex to night Bailey.
The only false note in this otherwise harmonious arrival was an early review in the New Republic by Laura Marsh. Roth, Marsh noted, had a history of vicious misogyny and abuses of power toward women in his lifetime. But by this point, few dispute the idea that Roth was, in general, pretty terrible to a lot of the real women he interacted with. And the foreshadowing of that review would pay off just a few weeks later, when the first accusations against Bailey became public. In a bizarre twist, the blog in question belongs to Ed Champion, a publishing figure with his own checkered history when it comes to women.
At the time he taught there, it was Lusher Magnet School. One woman, Eve Peyton, describes her encounter with Bailey as rape, and says that he held her down while she repeatedly tried to push him away, only stopping when she informed him she was not on birth control. This woman says that when she later confronted Bailey Looking women for sex to night Bailey the experience, he insisted that he had waited until after she had reached the age of consent, which is 17 in Louisiana. All of the women who spoke to the Times-Picayune say they viewed their encounters with Bailey as fundamentally unbalanced because of their student-teacher relationship.
In a statement from his lawyer to the Times-Picayune, Bailey has denied ever acting inappropriately toward a student or forcing himself on a woman. Bailey did not reply to a request for comment from Vox. On April 21, his publisher, W. Norton, issued a statement saying that it planned to stop the 10,copy second printing of the biography it had already ordered, and that it would no longer be participating in advertising or media outreach for the book.
Later the same day, the story took a new turn. Rice says after everyone had retired for the evening, Bailey entered the guest room where she was sleeping and raped her. Rice says that she decided against reporting the incident to the police at the time. A New York Times spokesperson says Rice told Garner about the incident inbut asked him not to share the allegation.
Reidhead making her allegations known. In theRice said she was happy to cooperate as Norton attempted to confirm the allegation, but asked that, although she thought it was likely Bailey would be able to figure out who she was, Norton commit to keeping her anonymous. Rice says she received no response from Reidhead. Looking women for sex to night Bailey, a week later, she received an from Bailey, who said Norton had forwarded him her note. There is a kind of exhausting sameness to the allegations against Bailey, and so the response from the publishing world has been a muted of course.
Of course he felt comfortable allegedly attacking a woman in the home of one of the most powerful men in publishing, whom it seems he barely knew. Of course his publisher knew about the accusations and just went along with the book deal anyway until the story went public.
Of course the whole thing first went public in the still-read blog of a notorious misogynist. Publishing is an industry that, like so many other American institutions, has tended to save its institutional power for famous white men. And of course an alleged predator was comfortable operating within its environs. Correction : A version of this story said the literary agency Story Factory parted ways with Bailey in the wake of the Times-Picayune story.
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