CNN’s Allison Gollust Announces Exit

CNN’s chief marketing officer resigned after a formal probe concluded she is among three top figures who violated its official journalism standards and practices.

Background: The scandal began as a result of sexual harassment allegations against former New York governor Andrew Cuomo. That led to scrutiny of the behavior of his brother, CNN star Chris Cuomo, and ultimately up the ladder to CNN President Jeff Zucker. Cuomo was fired by Zucker for covering up his brother’s misconduct in before Zucker was forced out for failing to disclose romantic involvement with Gollust.

The Latest Details: Parent company WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar consulted an outside law firm to investigate the internal drama. That firm concluded Cuomo, Gollust and Zucker all committed “violations of Company policies, including CNN’s News Standards and Practices.”

Gollust released a statement Tuesday night saying Kilar was seeking to “retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks.”

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