Hearst lawyers email former unpaid interns seeking stories of “valued opportunities”

The publishing giant is facing a class-action lawsuit from unpaid interns seeking back wages

To counteract the angry unpaid interns who’ve had bad experiences (and are going to court because of it), the magazine giant Hearst Corp. is seeking the stories of interns “who valued the opportunities and experiences they received from their internships.”

That quote comes from an email that Hearst’s legal counsel sent to former interns of its fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, which someone then forwarded to New York magazine. The woman who began the class-action suit against Hearst, Xuedan Wang, was also an intern at Harper’s Bazaar.

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