Producer For CNN’s Jake Tapper Fired After Misconduct Complaints
A senior producer for CNN’s Sunday show “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper is among the latest media figures to lose his job following multiple complaints of misconduct.
Three women submitted complaints about fired producer Teddy Davis’ behavior, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi reports. Tapper confirmed Farhi’s account.
And in still more harassment news: @cnn tells me it dismissed Teddy Davis, senior producer of @jaketapper‘s “State of the Union” program, over behavior “that does not align with the standards and values of CNN.” Three women had complained about Davis.
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) November 29, 2017
“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,” Tapper said. “Workplaces need to be safe and I am fully supportive of CNN’s action.”
He declined to answer an email from TheDC about when he learned of the allegations against Davis.
“My client was not accused of sexual harassment. Nor was he ever accused of any physical contact, language of a sexual nature or any sort of lewd conduct,” said an attorney for Davis, Michael E. Weinsten of lawfirm Lavely & Singer.
“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,” a spokesperson for the company said.
This story has been updated to reflect comment from Davis’ attorney.