The Axel Springer Verlag announced on Saturday. The publisher is currently investigating “indications of possible compliance violations within the image editorial team”.
Reichelt rejects the allegations. "In order to ensure an undisturbed clarification and not to burden the work of the editorial team any further, he has asked the board to be released from his functions for a limited period until the allegations have been clarified," said the message from Axel Springer Verlag. The exemption has now taken place. Alexandra Würzbach, editor-in-chief of “Bild am Sonntag”, will initially be in charge of the editorial team.
So far, there should not be any evidence against Reichelt. "In the corporate culture of Axel Springer, making preliminary judgments on the basis of rumors is unthinkable," said the publisher's announcement.