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Don Lemon to receive $24.5 million as part of separation deal with CNN: Report

Former CNN prime-time host Don Lemon will reportedly receive about $24.5 million as part of a deal with the mainstream news organization, nearly a year after he was fired. new york post.

The amount Lemon is expected to receive is what CNN would have earned if it had kept him on staff for the remaining three years of his contract.Lemon is fired from outlet in April 2023 after being accused of misogyny and other misconduct.

Lemon expressed frustration that he was not informed of the layoffs by upper management at the dealership. Instead, he learned of his termination from his agent.

“Having worked at CNN for 17 years, I am stunned. I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly,” Lemon wrote on social media.

“There was never any indication that I wouldn’t be able to continue doing the work I love at the network,” he continued. “It’s clear there are some larger issues at play.”

The station claimed Lemon had an opportunity to meet with management, but Lemon reportedly declined.

But it looks like this isn’t the last time people will see Lemon. In early January, Elon Musk’s X announced that Lemon would be hosting an exclusive show that would be available only on social media platforms. Tulsi Gabbard and sports commentator Jim Rome also secured exclusive programming on the platform.

“We are pleased to announce a new content partnership with Don Lemon for his new project ‘The Don Lemon Show,'” X wrote at the time.

“The award-winning television journalist shares his unique, honest voice in three half-hour episodes a week covering politics, culture, sports and entertainment.”

One of the key factors that led to Lemon’s firing from CNN was reportedly suggesting that presidential candidate Nikki Haley was no longer in her “prime,” angering the segment’s co-hosts. bought.

The Wrap report Lemon said CNN indicated it was moving in a direction he didn’t want to be involved with.

“CNN, its strategy, its content, the direction they were going, I wasn’t involved in it,” Lemon later said in a conversation with Carla Swisher.

“They didn’t want me to be a part of it. I think that’s clear given the public developments related to CNN and management and what they’re doing now.” They didn’t want me to be a part of it. ”

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