CNN fires senior producer on Jake Tapper's State of the Union show for 'sexually harassing three women'
- CNN has fired producer Teddy Davis after a 'comprehensive investigation'?
- Three women claimed that he made them feel uncomfortable, it is alleged?
- Jake Tanner supported producer's sacking, saying workplace must be safe
- Davis previously worked for ABC News as deputy director of political coverage
CNN has fired producer Teddy Davis (pictured)
CNN?has fired a senior producer on Jake Tapper's State of the Union show for alleged sexual misconduct.
The network said?in a statement that it fired Teddy Davis after a 'comprehensive investigation.'
A source said the claims related only to making employees feel uncomfortable rather than physical abuse.
Tapper wrote in a tweet that he is fully supportive of the decision.?
He replied to a tweet by Washington Post media journalist Paul Farhi which read: 'And in still more harassment news: CNN tells me it dismissed Teddy Davis, senior producer of Jake Tapper'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.'
Tapper wrote: '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.'?
A CNN spokesman said: 'A comprehensive investigation was conducted as soon as this matter was brought to our attention.?
Tapper replied to a tweet by Washington Post media journalist Paul Farhi
'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.'
Davis previously worked for ABC News where he served as the network's deputy director of political coverage.?
He studied law at Georgetown University and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has not publicly responded to his sacking.?
It comes after NBC sacked Today Show host Matt Lauer for alleged sexual misconduct.
Tapper (pictured) wrote in a tweet that he is fully supportive of the decision
On Wednesday a married NBC staffer claimed she woke up in Lauer's office with her pants halfway down her legs after having sex with the anchor until she passed out.
The woman told The New York Times that the longtime Today Show host's assistant had to take her to see a nurse after the alleged encounter in 2001.
The former employee, who was in her 40s at the time, said Lauer first made advances towards her while covering a story away from their New York headquarters in the late 1990s.
She described moving away from him during a car journey to the airport because he was sitting 'uncomfortably close', to which he apparently replied: 'You're no fun'.
Then, in 2001, she claims the married Lauer summoned her to his office at 30 Rock in New York to discuss work. She says he then used a button under his desk to lock the door and then told her to unbutton her blouse.
She said the veteran broadcaster then stepped out from behind his desk, pulled out a chair, bent her over, and started having sex with her until she fell unconscious.
The woman told The Times she woke up a while later on the floor of his office with her pants halfway down her legs, prompting his assistant to take her to seek medical attention.
The ex-staffer, who has not been named, is one of a string of women who have come forward accusing Lauer of sexual misconduct.
She did not tell NBC about the alleged incident at the time because she thought she could have done more to stop Lauer's actions, and she left around a year later.
NBC executives fired Lauer on Tuesday night soon after they saw a string of lewd messages and explicit photos he sent an intern during the Sochi Olympics, reports suggest.
His departure was announced by visibly-shaken co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday morning, and a number of explosive stories on his alleged conduct during his time at the Rockefeller Center quickly followed.?
On Wednesday a married NBC staffer claimed she woke up in Lauer's office with her pants halfway down her legs after having sex with the anchor until she passed out
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