CNN has fired back after Don Lemon announced he has been “terminated” by the network.
CNN has slammed Lemon’s statement about the firing as “inaccurate.”
As Slay News reported earlier, Lemon was finally fired today after months of rumors that he was on the chopping block.
Lemon was bickering with his co-hosts and insulted half of America with his anti-women comments.
But it was still a shock when Lemon broke the news of his dismissal on social media.
Unsurprisingly, Lemon tried to play the victim and said he was “informed” by his agent that he had been “terminated” by CNN.
“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned,” Lemon said.
“After 17 years at CNN, I would’ve thought that someone in management would’ve had the decency to tell me directly.
“At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work that I have loved at the network.
“It is clear that there are some larger issues at play.
“With that said, I want to thank my colleagues in the many teams I’ve worked with for an incredible run.
“They are the most talented journalists in the business, and I wish them the best.”
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 24, 2023
Now CNN is refuting Lemon’s version of the story.
“Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate,” the network said.
“He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter.”
Don Lemon OUT at CNN. Here is the note from Chris Licht. pic.twitter.com/9zfcaXwQ5s
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 24, 2023
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