Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Virginia Quarterly scandal - suicide

Thanks to Todd Mason for sending this. From The Wrap.

After staffer's shocking death, accusations fly; future of the Virginia Quarterly Review, once an National Magazine Award darling, is in doubt

By Dylan Stableford
Published: August 23, 2010
The suicide of the managing editor at an Ellies-winning [1] literary magazine late last month has sparked an investigation into alleged bullying by its editor -- and is putting the publication’s long-term future in serious doubt.

Kevin Morrissey, the 52-year-old managing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review [2], took his own life on July 30. According to his family and several VQR staffers, in the weeks leading up to his death, Morrissey (pictured, right) had been subjected to bullying by his boss, 38-year-old editor-in-chief Ted Genoways (pictured, left).

“It was a toxic environment for Kevin,” VQR Web editor Waldo Jaquith told NBC News. “Ted’s treatment of Kevin during the last few weeks of his life was just egregious.”

And Genoways’ treatment of Kevin on the day of his death appeared to push Morrissey over the edge.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on July 30, Genoways sent an e-mail to Morrissey “accusing him of jeopardizing the life of a writer,” according to one account reported by The Hook, a local newsweekly [3]. At 11:30 a.m., Morrissey called 911 to report a shooting near a coal tower in Charlottesville, Virginia. When police arrived, they found Morrissey dead, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Source URL: http://www.thewrap.com/media/column-post/vqr-magazine-editor-accused-bullying-morrissey-genoways-suicide-20318


Anonymous said...

Bullying = high school and below

Harassment = what adults experience

And shouldn't someone who is 52 years old have an outlet to deal with a situation like that short of suicide?

Anonymous said...

"Satan wrote the Bible." No, the Gods wrote the Bible through their technology, AI, but they wrote it through evil corrupt humans so they'd have someone to blame for the deceit and damage that is Christianity.
Observe the pathology. It recurrs in each of our lives.
"I wish you didn't put that." Be a man. The way you are is a fucking joke.
You fuck like a man. Get fucked like a man. Pitiful.

It is set up for CHEATING them all, but I'm sorry to say that includes the disfavored::::
This Situation was so pathetic, so minimized I say CHEAT my family, throw away the Situation and give the people another.
Positioning is set up for the prior butthe latter is out of luck.
I'd like to see this whole family committ suicide when they find out, taking the children who fail to escape with them.
But maybe if they spend decades experiecing the painful realization they wasted their lives pursuing this Situation is more poetic.
And punitive.