Rogers fires Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun over "inappropriate behaviour and comments"

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      The wave of broadcasters' dismissals has crossed over the border into Canada in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

      Rogers Media president Rick Brace has announced that former Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun has been canned from Sportsnet following complaints from several women about alleged "inappropriate behaviour and comments".

      There were no claims that Zaun touched anyone but photos were allegedly shared.

      Zaun was a Major League Baseball player for 16 years and was hired by the station on a part-time basis after the 2006 season.

      He became Sportsnet's Major League Baseball analyst following his retirement in 2011.

      “The type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values,” said Brace. “We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy.”

      Zaun has won an Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television award as the best sports analyst in a sports program or series.

      It comes in the same week that NBC fired Today show host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct.

      Other high-profile media workers who've lost their jobs for similar reasons include CBS morning-show host Charlie Rose, MSNBC political journalist Mark Halperin, Fox News talk-show host Bill O'Reilly, Fox News president Roger Ailes, NPR News head Michael Oreskes, NPR chief news editor David Sweeney, and Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele.

      New York Times political journalist Glenn Thrush has been suspended folllowing allegations of groping, which have not been proven in court.

      Most of these dismissals and the Thrush suspension occurred after the New York Times reported that the Weinstein Company had paid women to remain silent about allegations of sexual misconduct by former studio head Harvey Weinstein.

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