A British reporter had a big #MeToo scoop. Her editor killed It

The Financial Times building in London, May 9, 2023. Seven women say a star columnist groped them or made unwanted sexual advances, but Britain's media has a complicated relationship with outing its own. [Andrew Testa/The New York Times]

Inside The Financial Times newsroom this winter, one of its star investigative reporters, Madison Marriage, had a potentially explosive scoop involving another newspaper.

A prominent left-wing columnist, Nick Cohen, had resigned from Guardian News & Media, and Marriage had evidence that his departure followed years of unwanted sexual advances and groping of female journalists.

Marriage specialized in such investigations. She won an award for exposing a handsy black-tie event for Britain's business elite. A technology mogul got indicted on rape charges after another article.

But her investigation on Cohen, which she hoped would begin a broader look at sexual misconduct in the British news media, was never published. The Financial Times' editor, Roula Khalaf, killed it, according to interviews with a dozen Financial Times journalists.

It was not spiked...

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