Michael Caruso's 'MJ' Nemesis? Leslie Lewis.

Back to Men's Journal for just a moment. So who did Michael Caruso, according to his wrongful-termination lawsuit, spend six trying to fire because his or her "removal was integral to the success of Men's Journal"? Survey says...

Managing editor Leslie Lewis, by an 11-percent margin.

This tracks with a number of emails we received, too, including several that turned Caruso's version of the tale on its head: Rather than Lewis's departure being integral to the mag's success, several tipsters say, she was the competent vet who kept things going at the mag, and Kent Brownridge wouldn't let Caruso fire her because he knew she was needed. Then again, other recent emailers suggest Josh Dean, Mark Horowitz, and Tom Foster, who's now the editor of the magazine. So who knows.

But we're sticking with Lewis.

Earlier: Gawker's coverage of Michael Caruso.