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Don Lemon Leaves CNN After 17-Year Tenure Amid Controversies

On April 24, CNN host Don Lemon announced that he had "parted ways" with the network after 17 years following recent controversies involving the veteran anchor.

Don Lemon
Don Lemon

CNN Releases Statement on Lemon's Exit

In a statement, CNN confirmed the departure, expressing gratitude for Lemon's contributions and wishing him well in his future endeavors.

Lemon "Stunned" by Termination Process

Lemon took to Twitter to express his shock at learning about his contract termination through his agent rather than directly from CNN management.

Controversial Comments on Nikki Haley

Earlier this year, Lemon faced criticism for commenting on-air that presidential candidate Nikki Haley was not "in her prime" at 51.

Accusations of Workplace Misogyny

A recent Variety report accused Lemon of workplace misogyny and "diva-like behavior," which the news anchor denied as baseless.

Tucker Carlson Fired from Fox News

On the same day, another media giant, controversial right-wing host Tucker Carlson, was ousted from Fox News after the network agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle a defamation lawsuit. Dominion accused Fox News of promoting false claims about the company's involvement in voter fraud during the 2020 election.