Michael Forsythe, the reporter suspended from Bloomberg News, is no longer with the company.
He tweeted Tuesday:
I can confirm that I have left Bloomberg News. That's all I'm going to say for now.
— Mike Forsythe 傅才德 (@PekingMike) November 19, 2013
Forsythe was suspended last week after he was suspected of leaking allegations that Bloomberg News killed investigative pieces out of fear of retaliation from the Chinese government. The New York Times spoke with four Bloomberg employees who alleged that editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler had spiked a story on the financial ties of Chinese government officials. Winkler's main reason, according to the employees, was not wanting to get kicked out of the country.
On Monday, Forsythe tweeted, "Thanks everyone for the incredible outpouring of sympathy and support. It has really helped me and my family get through this."
News of his departure comes one day after the company enacted a round of about 50 layoffs on Monday.