Following the New Yorker’s decision to fire its Washington correspondent since 2007, Ryan Lizza, CNN suspended the political contributor from the network.
“Ryan Lizza will not appear on CNN while we look into this matter,” the CNN spokesperson said.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct,” the New Yorker said in a statement. “We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza. Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”
Yet Lizza insists he did nothing wrong. “I am dismayed that The New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate. The New Yorker was unable to cite any company policy that was violated. I am sorry to my friends, workplace colleagues, and loved ones for any embarrassment this episode may cause. I love The New Yorker, my home for the last decade, and I have the highest regard for the people who work there. But this decision, which was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts, was a terrible mistake.”