Top Executive Leaves Billboard Amid Examination of Coverage

The resignation of the top executive at Billboard magazine was announced on Wednesday, amid an investigation into how the publication handled coverage of harassment allegations inside music industry.

Valence Media, the magazine’s parent company, said in a statement which John Amato had resigned as the chief executive of its Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group.

In May, The Daily Beast reported claims which Mr. Amato had suppressed articles in Billboard which were critical of Charlie Walk, a prominent record executive in addition to longtime friend who had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in addition to was subsequently fired by his label, the Republic Group. Mr. Walk denied the allegations against him at the time they were made. Days after which article was published, Valence announced an investigation, which is actually continuing.

In a memo circulated to employees in addition to obtained by The brand-new York Times, Asif Satchu in addition to Modi Wiczyk, Valence’s co-chief executives, gave no explanation for Mr. Amato’s resignation. They added only which a brand-new leadership plan would likely be announced “inside near future.”