W.W Norton Stops Shipments of Blake Bailey’s Roth Biography

W.W Norton Stops Shipments of Blake Bailey’s Roth Biography

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Book publisher W.W Norton has halted shipping and promoting Blake Bailey’s biography of American novelist Philip Roth following multiple sexual misconduct allegations. On Monday, The Story Factory dropped Bailey as an author when the accusations first surfaced, accusations which Bailey denied. The allegations varied in form, beginning with former eighth grade students of Bailey’s at Lusher Middle School in New Orleans claiming that in the nineties he engaged inappropriately with them (with one women claiming that he “groomed” students) to publishing marketing executive Valentina Rice saying that she was raped by him in 2015, according to The New York Times. According to …