Brian Stelter: Zucker-Gollust-Cuomo Saga ‘Legal Mess for CNN’
Whether disingenuous or completely honest, the reality is the Jeff Zucker saga that saw his love interest Allison Gollust resign this week is a “legal mess for CNN,” according to CNN’s own media analyst Brian Stelter.
“Why is this all not being shared? Maybe for legal reasons, right?” Stelter admitted on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” discussing the saga that began with allegations of conflicts of interest with former host Chris Cuomo and disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“I was told by a source that Zucker can’t comment further on the substance of why he left when he did and what happened.”
Stelter added “maybe because of some legal agreement.”
Chris Cuomo is potentially suing for even more than the millions that were remaining on his CNN contract – as much as $60 million, according to the New York Post.
“Everybody’s lawyered up,” Stelter continued. “Chris Cuomo might sue. Cuomo’s lawyer apparently wants tens of millions of dollar out of this network, so this is now a legal mess for CNN.”
Gollust resigned this week after the conclusion of a third-party investigation that reportedly found she was prepping then-Gov. Cuomo for interviews on CNN, including with his brother Chris as host.
“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,” WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wrote in the memo to CNN, announcing Gollust’s ouster. Continue reading at Newsmax.