About two weeks ago, former CNN president Jeff Zucker resigned from the network claiming he wasn’t truthful during an investigation into fired and disgraced Chris Cuomo about having an inappropriate relationship with a co-worker, thus, also throwing the co-worker under the bus.
Allison Gollust, (A.K.A. the co-worker under the bus) Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer at CNN, and Zucker’s right hand… eh hem… resigned after an investigation that was looking “into issues associated with” Chris Cuomo, according to a memo sent to staffers by Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar said, CNN reported.
“Based on interviews of more than 40 individuals and a review of over 100,000 texts and emails, the investigation found violations of Company policies, including CNN’s News Standards and Practices, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust, and Chris Cuomo,” he said to staffers.
“We have the highest standards of journalistic integrity at CNN, and those rules must apply to everyone equally,” he said. “Given the information provided to me in the investigation, I strongly believe we have taken the right actions and the right decisions have been made.”
On Tuesday, Allison Gollust released a statement when she announced her departure from the company.
“WarnerMedia’s statement tonight is an attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks,” she said. “It is deeply disappointing that after spending the past nine years defending and upholding CNN’s highest standards of journalistic integrity, I would be treated this way as I leave. But I do so with my head held high, knowing that I gave my heart and soul to working with the finest journalists in the world.”
There are reports that Chris Cuomo is preparing a major lawsuit against the Fake News network. People familiar with the situation have said that after Zucker resigned, Cuomo wanted a settlement in the neighborhood of $60 million, according to the New York Post.
“Multiple sources tell Page Six that Cuomo — who was fired in December for helping his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, fend off sexual harassment allegations — is ready to dig his heels in by claiming that Zucker not only knew about his dealings with the governor but that the network boss had his own inappropriate dealings with Andrew.
And he is prepared to demand not the $18 million left on his contract, but as much as $60 million.”
“He wants Megyn Kelly money,” sources told The Post.
A source said that Chris Cuomo threw Zucker under the bus saying “Chris insists he never did anything for his brother Andrew that Zucker didn’t know about.”
“His camp believes Zucker wasn’t fired for an inappropriate relationship with Allison Gollust. Everybody knew about that and nobody cared.”
“What he believes happened is WarnerMedia found something in their investigation into Chris, perhaps internal memos or documents, which revealed more about Zucker’s involvement with Andrew Cuomo. Gollust was just a convenient excuse,” they said.
“Chris intends to fight for every dollar on his contract, and loss of income from the 15 to 20 years left in his career, had Zucker not orchestrated a ‘f–k-job’ on him. He could ask for as much as $80 million but CNN isn’t going to pay that. But there’s an argument he could ask for as much as $60 million,” the source said.
According to another source, “Chris is telling people in the Hamptons he was wrongly fired, humiliated, his career has been ruined, and he wants Megyn Kelly money.” Kelly reportedly received $69 million from NBC when she was fired in 2019 after she defended blackface on her show.
Some sources are saying that Zucker “coached Andrew Cuomo [on] what to say in his press conferences, particularly how to hit back at President Donald Trump. He advised him when, and where, and what to say. He chastised Andrew if he appeared on other networks.”
“When this all finally comes out, it will put an end to the big cry fest going on at CNN over Zucker’s ousting.”
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