Citizen Radio a progressively liberal podcast has announced immediate changes. Co-host Allison Kilkenny has announced her former co-host and ex-husband Jamie Kilstein will be leaving the show after a barrage of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct claims became known today. The show would often make claims such as 1 in 4 women are raped, the gender pay gap, and that the United States supports rape culture. Kilkenny posted this on Facebook today about Kilstein’s departure.
“About Jamie’s departure from Citizen Radio: Recently, some disturbing allegations have been brought to my attention entailing several women who have accused Jamie of being manipulative, emotionally abusive, and predatory in his behavior. There had been murmurs of this in the past, but understandably, the women wished to remain anonymous, so I was never able to learn the full scope of what happened until very recently (a couple days ago). I want to be careful with what I say here because I don’t want to reveal anyone’s identity until they’re ready to speak publicly, but one of the victims was someone who worked for the show. Now that I have the full story, I am deeply upset and disturbed by what I’ve learned. This is why I asked Jamie to leave the show (he agreed) and why he’s agreed to seek therapy. I also wanted him to publicly post about what he’s done and apologize, but he declined to do that. I also wanted to be very clearly in the episode title and description why he was leaving the show. He declined.”
“So I’m posting here instead.
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“Without making this about me, I want you all to know I’m furious, crushed, and horrified by all of this. I always believed Citizen Radio was a genuinely safe space, and I’m trying to make it that way again.”
“I’m so, so sorry for letting anyone down”.
Jamie Kilstein a self-proclaimed male feminist has not commented on the subject as of now. Maybe Kilstein did believe the erroneous beliefs he was putting out, because he was the one perpetrating them.