“Earlier this month, the biographer Blake Bailey was approaching what seemed like the apex of his literary career. Reviews of his highly anticipated Philip Roth biography appeared before the book came out, with major stories in magazines and literary publications. It landed on the New York Times best-seller list this week. Now, allegations against Mr. Bailey, 57, have emerged, including claims that he sexually assaulted two women, one as recently as 2015, and that he behaved inappropriately toward middle school students when he was a teacher in the 1990s.” Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biographer Halt Shipping of His Roth Book. (His publisher has paused distribution of what was a remarkably well-reviewed book, and his agency has dropped him.)
NOLA: Author Blake Bailey accused of abusing ex-Lusher students’ trust for sex; denies illegal conduct.

+ There is a ton more on this story on a blog where the accusations seem to have first gained steam.