Following an interview with Ari Shavit published in Haaretz last week, in which he referred to various women accusing him of sexual harassment and his subsequent soul-searching, another woman came forward to accuse the journalist of untoward behavior.
The woman’s account, published by the independent Israeli online magazine “Hottest Place in Hell,” details a claim according to which Shavit placed his hand on the back of the complainant’s neck and tried to move her head for a kiss while she was dating his daughter.
“I reminded him that I am of his own daughter’s partner,” she wrote, adding that he responded,“‘That is not what I understood. You’re her ex. I wouldn’t hit on the partner of a friend of mine, especially if I knew they were still together.’”
The author noted she published her story, with details slightly changed and published anonymously, in July 2013.
“For six years she and I have been coping with that painful night, together and separately, sensitively, bravely, through dialogue,” she wrote.
According to the report, Shavit responded to the new allegations: “My daughter’s ex-partner thinks I should disappear forever. Her position is radical and disproportionate. When I made mistakes regarding young women I took full responsibility. I apologized, I suspended myself, I learned lessons. I went and am still going through a process of mending, but the story told here is completely different. There’s nothing between what took place and what is described here. The version changes and evolves. I did not grab her by the neck, I did not try to kiss her, I had no unworthy intentions with regards to her. As it involves my daughter’s private life I will not elaborate any further.”