Don Lemon fired him from CNN

The news comes after a longtime member of the network accused him of sexist behavior.

Less than a month after being accused of harassment and hostile workplace behavior, Don Lemon was fired from CNN.

The anchor, who joined the cable news network in 2006 and was most recently a daytime talk show host on CNN This Morning, was announced Monday by the news station. In a statement posted on Twitter, Lemon said he was informed of the news by his agent and not directly informed by CNN management.

“I was notified this morning by my agent that I was terminated from CNN,” Lemon said wrote On Twitter. “After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought someone in management would tell me the truth. I was never given any indication that I would not be able to continue doing the work I loved at the network. Obviously, there are bigger problems. With this, I would like to thank my colleagues and the many teams I worked with for the incredible race. They are some of the most talented journalists in the business and I wish them the best.”

Also on Twitter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent Oliver Darcy published An internal memo from CEO Chris Licht confirming the company had “parted ways” with Lemon read: “Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will support him in his future endeavours.”

In the memo, Licht also wrote that the channel remains “committed” to the success of “CNN This Morning,” which premiered last November and was hosted by Lemon with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.

One of CNN’s best-known talents, Lemon rose to prominence as the host of the prime-time commentary “CNN Tonight” from 2014 to last October. But her turn toward the living room as one of the faces of “CNN This Morning” got off to a rocky start, and her tenure on the show eventually opened a Pandora’s box that led to her firing.

In February, during a discussion about Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign announcement, Lemon made sexist remarks, saying the former South Carolina governor was “not in her prime” and that women overall “seem to be at their best in (her) 20s and In their 30s, maybe 40s.” Lemon’s remarks were met with immediate online backlash, and he missed two appearances on “CNN This Morning” in addition to apologizing in a wide-ranging call to employees.

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