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GQ fires political correspondent Rupert Myers following online allegations

Magazine confirms it has ended relationship with barrister and commentator

Rachel Roberts
Thursday 19 October 2017 23:29 BST
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Rupert Myers has lost his GQ contract
Rupert Myers has lost his GQ contract (Sky News)

A political correspondent has had his contract with GQ magazine terminated after a number of allegations surfaced online.

A statement from the magazine said: “Having been made aware of some allegations against Rupert Myers, British GQ can confirm that it has terminated its freelance agreement with him, with immediate effect. He is no longer GQ’s political correspondent.”

Mr Myers, who has written for publications including The Independent, The Guardian and The Times, appears to have deactivated his Twitter account.

Other publications which Mr Myers has written for quickly began severing ties with him.

Daily political briefing, the Spoon, said in a statement: “Following the allegations against Rupert Myers, he is no longer any part of the Spoon team.”

Mr Myers has appeared on television and radio as a commentator as well as writing about politics, culture and the law for a variety of publications including The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and Conservative Home.

He read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge after attending the private Woodbridge School, and was called to the bar in 2008.

Mr Myers continues to work as a barrister for the East Anglia Chambers, where his specialisms include employment law. The firm declined to comment when contacted by The Independent.

Mr Myers has been contacted for comment.

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