CNN’s Erin Burnett did not complain about sexual harassment from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during her time at CNBC and receive a $40,000 settlement, she said in a tweet.
Following the news that NBC settled with a harassment claim against Matthews for $40,000, many on Twitter jumped to assume it was Burnett during her tenure at CNBC, citing an awkward on-air exchange the two had at one point.
But it was not her, Burnett says.
“It was not me. Period,” she tweeted.
Burnett and Matthews are currently competitors at the 7:00pm time slot.