In his statement, Zucker admitted he failed to dislose a romantic relationship with “someone I have worked with for more than 20 years.”
The person is question is Gollust — the chief marketing officer for CNN. Zucker said as part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo he was asked about a “consensual relationship” and while he acknowledge the relationship had evolved in recent years, he refused to disclose when it began.
Kelly blasted the statement and called Zucker a liar. “Zucker’s relationship with Gollust went on for years, and what he did to keep her near him (as he kept advancing her up the line) will be even more stunning to the CNN news room,” she wrote.
The conservative host even came for Gollust after the CNN marketing exec released her own statement.
Gollust — who is keeping her job — said, "Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years. Recently, our relationship changed during COVID. I regret that we didn't disclose it at the right time. "'m incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do every day,
Kelly questioned the timeline writing, "This will not hold up. “Recently…” under the statement."
Radar broke the explosive story, Zucker and Gollust have been involved in a relationship for years before the pandemic hit. Five years after Gollust started at CNN, Zucker filed for divorce from his wife of 21 years. Gollust had filed for divorce from her husband a year earlier.
The two were even seen getting close with each other at a recent Billy Joel concert.
Despite numerous calls for comment from CNN, Zucker and Gollust — nobody ever got back to us. All eyes are on the network and whether they will now take action against Gollust for her role in the romance.