JEFF ZUCKER, HEAD OF CNN RESIGNS AFTER SECRET AFFAIR WITH STAFFER COMES TO SURFACE

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Welp! That escalated quickly… Jeff Zucker chucked the deuces to CNN Wednesday morning; after he was forced to tell the truth about a secret affair he had been having with another CNN staffer.

Rumor had been circulating for several years from within CNN’s own employees about Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust’s love affair. According to Daily Mail; the most ‘powerful man in media’ admitted to secretly dating Allison Gollust for twenty years.

According to Radar Online, the pair had been having the affair while they were both still separately married to other people. Gollust worked for NBC under Andrew Cuomo as his communications director; prior to that, she was at NBC Studios; totaling her tenure at NBC to be about 20 years.

In 2012, she was hired at CNN as Chief Marketing Officer.

Nonetheless, the fact is that CNN has a company policy that has a morality clause mandating termination of anyone who taints the network’s brand. Making it even more complicated, the termination of Chris Cuomo on December 4 is tangled up in this mess as well. For the simple fact that Allison, Jeff’s side piece worked for Andrew Cuomo. Additionally it’s rumored that both Jeff and Allison’s marriages ended due to the alleged affairs that were taking place. So there’s undoubtedly a lot to unpack here.

The talk in the corridors of CNN about Jeff and Allison’s purported relationship complicates the sticky decision to fire Chris,” an insider at the network dished to the outlet.

Folks Are Angry That Gollust Is Still Employed

Even though Zucker admitted to the fallacies and resigned, some of the CNN workers are having a hard time understanding why Gollust is still welcomed and employed at the network giant. It takes two to tango. Some of the female inside sources say Gollust is just as guilty for lying about the affair “for years”, inside sources told The Post.

Jeff Zucker Was Married For 20 Years

Before his divorce was finalized in 2018, he and his wife had been together for over two decades. They both claimed the romance had died and the time had dissipated due to Jeff’s hectic work schedule.

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Chris Cuomo is Fired From CNN

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NEW YORK-Yep, right at Christmas time too. What a bummer! Last week, Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely after documents surfaced proving he was more involved in his brother’s [Andrew Cuomo] sex scandal than they thought. Since February 2013, Cuomo had been gainfully employed as the nighttime newsanchor at CNN. But after additional information surfaced that longtime newscaster penetrated his brother’s sexual allegation case, CNN decided to terminate his employment, claiming that “additional information came to light this week”. However no details have been disclosed.

Chris Cuomo Twitter Response To CNN Termination Saturday

Moreover, his brother, Andrew Cuomo who is former New York governor; was forced to resign in August 2021 after allegedly sexually assaulting 11 women. One of which was Anna Ruch; one of his brother’s accusers, claiming he attempted to kiss her at a wedding.

Chris Cuomo told investigators a “source” told him about Ruch; and a friend told him that “maybe she had been put up to it”.

transcript of texts between Chris and Melissa De Rosa [his brother’s top aide] were discovered saying“I have a lead on the wedding girl” the text read; referencing Ruch.

“I would – when asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out,” Cuomo told investigators.

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The broadcaster also allegedly facilitated secret recordings of conversations between DeRosa and Kaitlyn.

It’s A Family Affair

Chris and Andrew seemingly have public service in their blood; as their father Mario Cuomo held his position as mayor of New York for three terms. It’s not unlikely that Chris may have been exposed to information and sensitive data involved in his brother’s case; due to his job. Despite the fact that most people can relate to ‘sticking beside your family’, Cuomo had an obligation to his career.

Timeline Of Offenses

On 11/13/2021, Chris was able to prep his brother on how to handle the forthcoming allegations against him; using his status and connections to gain deeper insight on the details in regard to his brother’s sexual assault case.

The termination began as an indefinite suspension on Tuesday”, indefinitely, pending further evaluation”. Meanwhile, documents made their way to the desk of his employer [CNN] exhibiting an extremely ‘friendly’ relationship he had with aides to his brother, While his brother was trying to hold onto his governorship, Chris acted as an unpaid employee.

CNN Says More Data Arose About The Involvement Of Chris Penetrating His Brother’s Sex Scandal Case

After CNN hired legal investigation service; it was recommened to move forward with Chris’ termination. The network said that “while in the process of that review, additional information has come to light.”

“It goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complex factors involved,” Zucker said in an email to CNN staff on Saturday.

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