MEDIA
03/16/2012 09:35 am ET Updated May 16, 2012

Oregonian Fires Editor For Giving False Information About Colleague Bob Caldwell's Death

The story of Oregonian editor Bob Caldwell's shocking death took another twist on Thursday, after one of his colleagues was fired for giving false information about how he died.

Caldwell died from a heart attack on Saturday. He became unresponsive after engaging in a sex act with a 23-year old woman. The editorial page editor allegedly supplied the woman with money for books in exchange for sexual favors, according to the Oregonian.

On Monday, however, the paper originally reported that a family friend had said that Caldwell was found in his parked car and taken to a hospital. That family friend was Oregonian editor Kathleen Glanville, who was his close friend and learned about the true circumstances of his death from his wife.

The Oregonian later reported that its original piece had been inaccurate, and fired Glanville.

She reacted to the news on her Facebook page on Thursday night. "I was fired this afternoon because in the midst of great sorrow for the loss of my dearest friend, I did not want to share with the paper the embarrassing details of his death, which I know only because of my close relationship with his wife," she wrote.

She continued: "I understand the need my newspaper felt to punish violation of journalistic ethics in some way. There are times in people's lives when you have to make a decision about what is most important. I am sorry that my decision -- which came from love -- cost me my job."

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