In a statement, CNN confirmed Teddy Davis ‘is no longer with the company.”
“A comprehensive investigation was conducted as soon as this matter was brought to our attention,” CNN said in a statement that was posted on Twitter by Brian Stelter. “The behavior attributed to Mr. Davis does not align with the standards and values of CNN.” CNN did not detail the allegations.
Davis’ attorney Michael Weinsten released a statement to Deadline asserting that Davis was not accused of sexual harassment.
“My client was not accused of sexual harassment. Nor was he ever accused of any physical contact, language of a sexual nature or any other sort of lewd conduct,” Weinsten said.
Tapper did not address the situation on his show Wednesday, but confirmed Davis’ firing on Twitter.
Davis’ ouster comes just hours after NBC News fired longtime Today show anchor Matt Lauer over alleged “inappropriate sexual behavior.”