Three women went on the record with NPR.
Three named women went on the record, NPR says, and seven other women talked to NPR anonymously. Getty Images

As mentioned previously on Slog, the writer Litsa Dremousis alleges "several dozen" women have stories about being sexually harassed or assaulted by writer Sherman Alexie. (She is not one of them.) Alexie responded to Dremousis's statements by saying he has "done things that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply," but he also said, "I have no recollection of physically or verbally threatening anybody or their careers."

Dremousis says she has been directing people who tell her they have stories about Alexie to NPR, and today NPR published a story. Here is NPR's summation of the allegations:

Most of the women wanted to remain anonymous, but a clear pattern emerged: The women reported behavior ranging from inappropriate comments both in private and in public, to flirting that veered suddenly into sexual territory, unwanted sexual advances and consensual sexual relations that ended abruptly. The women said Alexie had traded on his literary celebrity to lure them into uncomfortable sexual situations.

Their stories are here—as is a recorded version of the story in which you can listen to the women speak for themselves.