Megyn Kelly Slams Jeff Zucker Following CNN Boss' Resignation As Female Staffers At The Network Push For Allison Gollust To Be Fired
Megyn Kelly is giving her two cents on the latest scandal at CNN.
Following Jeff Zucker's resignation as president of the network as a result of his secret affair with colleague Allison Gollust, Kelly believes there is much more to the story.
As OK! reported, Zucker announced on Wednesday, February 2, that he would be stepping down after failing to report a relationship with one of his colleagues who he has "worked with for more than 20 years."
"I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn't. I was wrong," he wrote in his statement.
However, according to a report from Radar, the former Fox News anchor claimed that Zucker isn't telling the whole story, despite his claims that his relationship with Gollust "evolved in recent years."
"Zucker's relationship with Gollust went on for years, and what he did to keep her near him will be even more stunning to the CNN news room," Kelly wrote.
Gollust — who works as the Chief Marketing Officer for CNN — released her own statement on Wednesday, writing "Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years. Recently, our relationship changed during COVID. I regret that we didn't disclose it at the right time. I'm incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do every day."
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But Kelly also questioned Gollust's story, insisting that the given timeline "will not hold up," per the outlet.
In line with Kelly's theory, Zucker and Gollust are rumored to have been sneaking around for multiple years, causing their secret relationship to break up his marriage to his wife of 21 years, as well as Gollust's own marriage, as OK! previously learned.
Meanwhile, female staffers at CNN are reportedly outraged that Gollust still has her job amid her involvement in the scandal.
"Why is she allowed to keep her job, when she was promoted while sleeping with the boss?," an insider asked, according to The New York Post. "CNN is supposed to be a transparent news network. How does she get away with lying about the affair for so long?"
While Gollust still has her job, CEO of WarnerMedia, Jason Kilar, confirmed Zucker's exit this week, writing "I have accepted Jeff Zucker's resignation as Chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports and President of CNN Worldwide. We thank Jeff for his contributions over the past 9 years."