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Jeff Zucker Reaches Tens of Millions in Settlement with WarnerMedia, CNN: report

Ex-CNN boss Jeff Zucker reached an eight-figure settlement with WarnerMedia last month over his sudden departure, according to a report.

Zucker, who left abruptly after failing to disclose a romantic relationship with a colleague, would waive his right to sue his former employer as part of the deal. appointment said Tuesday.

News of the settlement came after Zucker reportedly hired a high-profile law firm to alert WarnerMedia that CEO Jason Kilar’s characterization of his departure bordered on libelous.

The media conglomerate has no interest in another wave of bad press that could lead to a protracted civil lawsuit, the article said.

Zucker resigned on February 2 for failing to disclose his longstanding relationship with Allison Gollust, a former top adviser to the ex-government. Andrew Cuomo became the network’s main spokesperson.

Zucker resigned after failing to disclose his relationship with Allison Gollust.
Zucker resigned after failing to disclose his relationship with Allison Gollust.
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When CNN talent publicly questioned the move, Kilar sent out a memo saying an outside law firm found that Zucker and Gollust violated company policies.

Lawyers determined the couple had an unduly close friendship with Cuomo, coached him at his COVID-19 briefings and urged him to do segments with his brother Chris Cuomo, former CNN star host.

Chris Cuomo was suspended from the network for advising Andrew Try on the sexual harassment complaints that ended the Democrat’s political career. Chris Cuomo was fired days later when the network got wind of a credible sexual assault allegation against him dating back a decade earlier, according to the New York Times.

Gollust negotiated her own $1 million settlement after dismissing Kilar’s testimony and claiming she was caught unawares by the legal investigation, Deadline said.

Chris Cuomo sought and was “Megyn Kelly money” from the network is pursuing a $60 million deal when his brother dipped his toe back into the political arena.

Chris Cuomo has been suspended by CNN after it was reported that he had been advising his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on the handling of his sexual harassment investigation.
Chris Cuomo has been suspended by CNN after it was reported that he had been advising his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on the handling of his sexual harassment investigation.
Evan Agostini

https://nypost.com/2022/03/09/jeff-zucker-reaches-settlement-in-tens-of-millions-with-warnermedia-cnn-report/ Jeff Zucker Reaches Tens of Millions in Settlement with WarnerMedia, CNN: report

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