The Leave out The united states Group CEO, Sam Haskell, has been suspended over leaked emails that mocked competition contestants.
In a commentary, the organisation mentioned it will be carrying out “an in-depth investigation into alleged irrelevant communications [by Mr Haskell]”.
The emails reportedly come with vulgar references to previous winners and feedback about their intercourse lives.
Former contestants have criticised the “appalling” revelations.
Publishing its commentary on Twitter, the Leave out The united states Group mentioned Mr Haskell had agreed to the suspension.
The Huffington Publish printed the alleged contents of 3 years of emails between Mr Haskell and different competition officers.
The interior emails, which the BBC has no longer observed, are reported to have integrated name-calling, slut-shaming and fat-shaming of probably the most contestants who had taken section within the competition.
The revelations led to Dick Clark Productions, their tv sponsor, to chop ties with the long-standing competition.
Dick Clark Productions mentioned in a commentary on Friday they’d been made acutely aware of the emails “a number of months in the past” and had been “appalled via their unacceptable content material”.
A former Leave out The united states winner, Mallory Hagan, who used to be mocked in probably the most emails mentioned she “wasn’t stunned, however [felt] validated via the emails”.
“For the longest time, I have attempted to provide an explanation for to other folks round me that this is going on or these items are being mentioned,” the winner of the 2013 competition informed NBC.
In an commentary to the BBC ahead of Mr Haskell’s suspension, the Leave out The united states Group mentioned that Mr Haskell, who earns $500,000 according to yr, used to be on the time “beneath unreasonable misery as a result of intense assaults on his circle of relatives from disgruntled stakeholders”.
The investigation that the organisation has introduced in mild of Mr Haskell’s suspension will “glance into the character by which [the emails] had been bought”, which the organisation had prior to now mentioned had been “strictly meant for personal conversation” and had been “illegally procured”.