CNN anchor Don Lemon will be returning to his primetime show on Wednesday following a brief hiatus after a scandal. The announcement was made by the network on Tuesday.
Lemon’s return comes after allegations surfaced that he was involved in inappropriate behavior with a former bartender at a New York bar. Lemon denied the allegations and the case was ultimately dropped due to lack of evidence.
In a statement released by CNN, the network said it had conducted a thorough review of the allegations and found no reason to suspend Lemon from his position.
“We take any allegations of this nature very seriously, and conducted a thorough investigation into the matter. After reviewing all of the evidence, we have found no reason to believe that Mr. Lemon engaged in any inappropriate conduct,” the statement read.
Lemon, who has been with CNN since 2006, has been a fixture on the network’s primetime lineup for several years. His show, “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” covers a range of topics including politics, social issues, and breaking news.
Fans of the show expressed their excitement on social media at the news of Lemon’s return, with many saying they had missed his unique perspective and insightful commentary.
Lemon himself expressed gratitude to his supporters in a statement, saying he was looking forward to getting back to work.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported me during this difficult time. I am grateful for your unwavering support and look forward to continuing to bring you the news and analysis you have come to expect from me,” Lemon said.
The scandal is not expected to impact Lemon’s future at the network, with CNN indicating that it has full confidence in his ability to continue in his role.
Lemon’s return to the airwaves on Wednesday is sure to be a welcome sight for his fans, who have been eagerly anticipating his comeback.