A stunning report has made the remarkable claim that ousted CNN President Jeff Zucker and his mistress Allison Gollust apparently assisted the embattled Andrew Cuomo, the former governor of New York.
Astonishingly, Zucker and Gollust apparently provided assistance akin to that of Chris Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo’s brother. Once the public realized the extent of the former CNN anchor’s involvement in the previous governor’s scandal, Chris Cuomo was promptly released from service.
The Rolling Stone report identified several sources who openly disputed claims that Zucker resigned over his affair with Gollust, which he incorrectly identified as starting during the pandemic.
In his resignation, Zucker claimed that the relationship with Gollust only emerged in “recent years”; however, staffers have roundly dismissed those claims, noting that the affair between Zucker and Gollust constituted “the worst-kept secret” at the network.
However, Zucker “was [perceived] as untouchable,” which is why he apparently carried on with Gollust with impunity.
Rather than starting during the pandemic, the relationship between Zucker and Gollust ostensibly began in 1996. At the time, Zucker served as the executive producer for “The Today Show,” whereas Gollust served as a trainee in NBC’s corporate communications group. At this point in time, Zucker had been married.
According to the Rolling Stone report, Zucker and Gollust apparently denied their relationship on repeated occasions to various higher ups at the news network.
Zucker was allegedly forced into resigning from his job once the relationship with Gollust formally surfaced in the ongoing investigation into Chris Cuomo, who abused his position to aid and abet his brother during a massive sexual harassment scandal, though Andrew Cuomo eventually resigned anyway.
However, a stunning development in the investigation includes the apparent involvement of Zucker and Gollust in aiding and abetting Andrew Cuomo, notably ever since the start of the COVID pandemic in New York.
Interestingly, a major critic of former President Donald Trump, Keith Olbermann, publicly proclaimed that he has long known about the relationship between Zucker and Gollust.
Per Olbermann, the report all but confirms the reality of Zucker’s situation, adding that both Zucker and Gollust “broke every employment rule imaginable.”
“CNN could fire her for cause and conceivably sue Zucker for all salary paid since her hiring,” Olbermann mused, though it is clear the network is highly unlikely to do so.