CNN chief advertising and marketing officer Allison Gollust resigned on Tuesday as CNN mother or father firm WarnerMedia announced that an interior investigation identified Gollust, former community president Jeff Zucker, and previous anchor Chris Cuomo violated firm “news benchmarks and practices.”
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar declared Gollust’s resignation and the success of the probe in a memo to personnel on Tuesday. Zucker declared his resignation in early February immediately after acknowledging that he unsuccessful to disclose a intimate romance with Gollust.
Cuomo was fired for aiding his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, contend with sexual harassment allegations. Nonetheless, Chris Cuomo also faced two allegations that he had sexually harassed colleagues.
“Earlier currently, Allison Gollust resigned from CNN next the summary of the Company’s investigation into difficulties linked with Chris Cuomo and former Governor Andrew Cuomo,” Kilar wrote in the memo.
“Based on interviews of extra than 40 men and women and a review of about 100,000 texts and emails, the investigations found violations of Company guidelines, together with CNN’s News Specifications and Methods, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust, and Chris Cuomo,” Kilar continued. “I understand this news is troubling, disappointing, and frankly, distressing to browse. These are valid inner thoughts many of you have.”
Gollust named Kilar’s statement “an endeavor to retaliate against me” right after “their disastrous handling” of Zucker’s exit.
“It is deeply disappointing that soon after spending the previous 9 yrs defending and upholding CNN’s highest benchmarks of journalistic integrity, I would be addressed this way as I go away,” Gollust mentioned in an email to workers. “But I do so with my head held high, recognizing that I gave my heart and soul to operating with the greatest journalists in the environment.”
“It is deeply disappointing that immediately after paying out the past 9 yrs defending and upholding CNN’s maximum benchmarks of journalistic integrity, I would be addressed this way as I depart,” Gollust adds. “But I do so with my head held high…” (2/2) pic.twitter.com/97Apfkj9fb
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 16, 2022
Gollust stated earlier this thirty day period that she prepared to continue being in her position at CNN adhering to the revelations of her partnership with Zucker.
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