CNN's Jake Tapper confirmed Wednesday that one of his producers has been dismissed in response to harassment complaints from three women.
Teddy Davis, who is a senior producer on "State of the Union," on which Tapper is the anchor, was let go over behavior "that does not align with the standards and values of CNN," the network told the Washington Post's Paul Farhi, who shared the news in a tweet.
Tapper responded to Farhi, confirming the news and said he supported CNN's actions.
This tweet is accurate. When CNN executives were told about these complaints, they reacted swiftly and appropriately, as they should. Workplaces need to be safe and I am fully supportive of CNN's action. https://t.co/S4ZPNfTCPm— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 29, 2017
CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted out a full statement from CNN: "A comprehensive investigation was conducted as soon as this matter was brought to our attention. The behavior attributed to Mr. Davis does not align with the standards and values of CNN and Mr. Davis is no longer with the company."
The news came hours after NBC fired Matt Lauer, who had long been a co-host of “Today,” following a sexual misconduct allegation. More allegations against Lauer have followed since the story broke.