(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) In the wake of the Jeff Zucker ousting , one of the most common refrains you see from various media types is that the relationship between the former CNN head and Allison Gollust was an “open secret” in the media world.
It’s as though it being an “open secret” somehow makes it better. Gollust was literally a former Andrew Cuomo aide who then spent an incredible amount of energy getting the former governor’s people to let him continue coming on his brother’s CNN show. When the governor’s staff pushed back at CNN booking appeals, according to sources, Gollust appealed directly to the governor, who she’d known from her short stint as his communications director years before. 8/ — ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) February 3, 2022 CNN’s chief media correspondent, Brian Stelter, mentioned when the news first broke that the CNN family was “stunned” at the firing. He would write in his media column that the firing was over a “ consensual relationship with a key lieutenant .” The relationship itself wasn’t a surprise to anyone, except to the outside group investigating the Chris Cuomo matter.
When the horrifying details of Matt Lauer’s sexual antics at NBC became known, some of the initial responses were that it was a well-known “open secret.” Zucker himself made jokes about it at the Lauer roast years earlier. However, between hush money and quiet understandings, there always seems to be a major scandal that everyone in the media and entertainment world knew about all along.
It took comedian Hannibal Buress going off on Bill Cosby’s behavior in a viral stand-up routine to get dozens of women to come forward and make public what everyone in the entertainment world apparently knew. Most Americans knew nothing of it and were legitimately shocked, but all over Hollywood, it […]
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