Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer of CNN, has resigned her post, according to a Feb. 15 memo from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar that said she violated company policy.
A CNN probe into the activities of former anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother & then-New York governor, Andrew, also looked into the relationship between CEO Jeff Zucker and Gollust.
"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," said Kilar in his memo.
Zucker stepped down Feb. 2 for failing to disclose a personal relationship with Gollust.
"We have the highest standards of journalistic integrity at CNN, and those rules must apply to everyone equally," Kilar said. "Given the information provided to me in the investigation, I strongly believe we have taken the right actions and the right decisions have been made."
Gollust called Kilar's memo "an attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks."
She is deeply disappointed that "after spending the past nine years defending and upholding CNN's highest standards of journalistic integrity, I would be treated this way as I leave."
Gollust said she is leaving with her "head held high, knowing that I gave my heart and soul to working with the finest journalists in the world."
Feb. 16, 2022, by Joe Honick
I never seem to read of this kind of "atonement" or heavy handed treastment for alleged misconduct among the right wing media, certainly not Sucker Carlson, Yawn Hannity et al. I can only conclude that reactionary media folks are all so pure and upstanding they qualify to slander the "lesser souls" among more liberal media.