이번달 초, the Peacock network made zero mention of the shocking resignation of CNN 대통령 제프 슈가, who admitted to failing to acknowledge his consensual affair with Allison Gollust, a deputy executive, as the two lovebirds were swept up in the network’s investigation of its fired anchor, 크리스 쿠 오모.
Reports of inner turmoil among CNN staffers following Zucker’s exit flooded headlines and damning revelations surfaced including how Zucker and Gollust’s affair allegedly dates back to as early as 1996 at NBC when he served as the executive producer of “오늘” and she was a trainee in the PR department, which contradicted Gollust’s statement suggesting their relationship blossomed only during the pandemic.
Other stunning reports claim that Zucker and Gollust gave “talking points” to then-Democratic New York Gov. 앤드류 쿠 오모, who had been combating President Trump on the national stage in the early months of the coronavirus outbreak, and how the two of them were instrumental in the coordination of the infamous interviews of the Cuomo Brothers. Gollust, who previously served as an aide to Cuomo, directly appealed to the governor when his office began resisting the “Cuomo 프라임 타임” 형세.
It’s worth noting Zucker previously oversaw MSNBC as the CEO of NBCUniversal until his ousting in 2010.
화요일에, two more CNN shoes dropped.
A memo to staff from parent company WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar revealed Gollust, who had been staying with the company following Zucker’s exit, had also resigned as CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Gollust then fired back with her own statement, accusing WarnerMedia of breaking its promise of allowing her to inform staff about her resignation and slamming the company’s “attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks.”
그 동안에, The New York Times published a bombshell report revealing that Chris Cuomo was accused of sexual assault in 2011 during his tenure at ABC News, which was what prompted his firing after he had been suspended for misleading the network in aiding his brother during Gov. Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal.
According to a letter sent to CNN in December by the accuser’s attorney, 여자, described as a temporary ABC employee, said Cuomo welcomed her into his office for lunch but was instead “badgered for sex” and when she declined, he assaulted her.
Then years later, in the height of the #MeToo movement following the downfall of media giants like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, Cuomo reached out to the former colleague and offered to promote the company she was working for, a gesture her lawyer described as an effort to buy her silence.
A representative for Cuomo told Fox News Digital the claims “are false. He was never asked about the allegations prior to being terminated or given an opportunity to respond to the allegations.”
추가로, Cuomo is set to launch an ugly legal battle against CNN as he will reportedly demand millions for the abrupt firing.