Bashir has been accused of forging documents in order to manipulate Diana into sitting down with him in 1995. https://t.co/u5V76m2moT— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 15, 2021
Journalist Martin Bashir has quit his post at the BBC ahead of the network's release of the inquiry report investigating his controversial interview with Princess Diana in 1995.
The BBC's deputy director of news, Jonathan Munro, announced the news to staff in a Friday email, according to The Guardian.
"Martin Bashir has stepped down from his position as the BBC's religion editor and is leaving the corporation. He let us know of his decision last month, just before being readmitted to hospital for another surgical procedure on his heart," Munro wrote. "Although he underwent major surgery toward the end of last year, he is facing some ongoing issues and has decided to focus on his health."
The Huffpo article also goes into what is considered the real reason for his resignation.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.