CNN stated Wednesday night that Paris Dennard has been suspended from his commentary position, pending an examination of the allegations towards him in a Wednesday Washington Publish story.
The Publish reported that Dennard was fired from a job at Arizona State College “for making sexually specific feedback and gestures towards ladies.”
The Publish obtained a replica of an ASU report that described the college’s 2014 inner investigation into Dennard’s conduct. In keeping with the newspaper, the report “describes a sequence of inappropriate incidents typically initiated by Dennard with the 2 ladies in 2013 and 2014.”
The investigation discovered that Dennard had dedicated “critical misconduct,” based on the Publish.
Later, Dennard grew to become a high-profile surrogate for the Trump marketing campaign, showing often on tv and in different boards. He’s well-known to CNN viewers as a political commentator for the community, and for his staunch defenses of President Trump.
Shortly after the Publish story was printed on-line, a CNN spokeswoman stated, “We’re conscious of studies of accusations towards Paris Dennard. We’re suspending Paris, efficient instantly, whereas we glance into the allegations.”
Commentators like Dennard are usually below contract with a selected community for a set time period. Suspensions are uncommon, however not exceptional.
Dennard didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from CNNMoney.
Earlier, he informed the Publish that he believes the allegations made towards him at ASU are “false.”
“That is sadly one other politically motivated try and besmirch my character, and disgrace me into silence for my help of President Trump and the GOP,” he informed the newspaper.
Two days in the past, Trump returned the help through Twitter, calling Dennard “fantastic” whereas denigrating the opposite CNN commentator Dennard was debating — former CIA analyst Philip Mudd. The 2 males appeared collectively on “Anderson Cooper 360” final Friday, and Trump apparently noticed a clip of the section on Fox Information Monday evening, which prompted the tweet.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed August 23, 2018: 12:09 AM ET