Katty Kay resigns from Ozy Media after New York Times report

the besieged digital media company Ozy lost one of its biggest stars on Wednesday when Katty Kay, a former BBC presenter, announced on Twitter that she had resigned.

Ms. Kay said in your publication who had delivered his resignation on Tuesday morning.

“I recently joined the company after my long career at the BBC, excited to explore opportunities in the digital space,” she wrote. “I support the mission of bringing diverse stories and voices into the public conversation. But the allegations in The New York Times, which surprised me, are serious and deeply disturbing and I had no choice but to end my relationship with the company. “

Ms. Kay’s announcement came a day after Ozy’s board said she had hired a law firm to investigate her “business activities” after a New York Times report raised questions about the company’s business practices.

Times media columnist Ben Smith reported Sunday that an Ozy executive had apparently posed as a YouTube executive during a February conference call with Goldman Sachs. The bank was considering investing $ 40 million in the company, a deal that fell through.

Founded in 2013 and run by former MSNBC host Carlos Watson, Ozy runs a general interest news site, publishes a series of newsletters, and produces talk shows and documentaries, some of which appear on YouTube.

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