The charity’s CEO, Gail McGovern, announced Meltzer’s resignation Friday morning following a ProPublica story last week. American Red Cross General Counsel David Meltzer has resigned after a ProPublica story detailed troubling aspects of how he handled a sexual misconduct case involving another senior official at the charity.In his resignation letter, dated Jan. 31 and effective immediately, Meltzer wrote to American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern that he deeply regretted his handling of the case. “I want to ensure that the reputation of the institution remains strong and that nothing interferes with the organization’s ability to effectively carry out its important mission,” his letter says.In an organization-wide email,...
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Red Cross General Counsel Resigns Over Handling of Sexual Assault and Harassment Allegations