Boston Globe drops lawsuit against ex employee over texts

Newspaper sought more information about texts between former employee and its top editor
By The Associated Press
||Last Updated: 06/12/2018
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The Boston Globe's logo is seen on the newspaper's building in Boston, Massachusetts June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Globe is dropping a lawsuit against a former employee who has accused the newspaper's top editor of sending her inappropriate text messages.

The Boston Globe says in court documents that an order demanding that Hilary Sargent reveal more information about the alleged text exchange between her and Brian McGrory is ``no longer necessary.'' The Globe says Sargent has provided information it sought.

Sargent last month tweeted a screenshot of a text exchange she said occurred between her and McGrory in which she says McGrory asked her what she wears when she writes.

McGrory says he has never harassed Sargent or others. Sargent and McGrory have confirmed they dated years ago.

Sargent says she never refused to co-operate with the Globe's investigation and is pleased it dropped its lawsuit.

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