Senior CNN producer dismissed over alleged inappropriate behavior
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CNN on Friday announced its firing of Teddy Davis, a senior producer of anchor Jake Tapper's show "State of the Union," over alleged inappropriate behavior. 

The network issued a statement saying it had fired Davis after an in-house investigation of his behavior, following an initial report that Davis was dismissed after three women came forward with complaints.

In a short statement posted to Twitter, Tapper said he was "fully supportive" of the disciplinary action.

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Davis's firing comes just hours after NBC News announced it had fired longtime "Today" show host Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerOnce-respected NBC News is suffering from a losing streak Broadcast TV anchors reflect on role of news in the Trump era Brokaw accuser calls NBC investigation into Lauer 'deeply flawed' MORE over a "detailed complaint" of inappropriate sexual behavior. 

CNN has made several headlines recently in its ongoing feud with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE, who frequently dismisses the network as "fake news." 

Trump singled out CNN on Monday in a tweet saying all the news networks except Fox News should compete in a contest to see which one "is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage" of him.  

The president also said it was "great" that CNN announced it would boycott the White House's annual Christmas party this year, and that "we should boycott Fake News CNN." 

Michael Weinsten, who is Teddy Davis's attorney, stated, "My client was not accused of sexual harassment. Nor was he ever accused of any physical contact, language of a sexual nature or any other sort of lewd conduct.” 

 

— This article was last updated on Jan. 9 at 2:15 p.m. to include a statement from Davis's attorney.