CNN is standing by their biter!
Senior international correspondent Arwa Damon was allegedly drunk when she sunk her teeth into the arms of two medical professionals who were attending to her at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad!
But despite a State Department investigation and a $2 million lawsuit against Damon, her cable news employer is sticking up for her!
A CNN source described Miz Damon as being VERY highly regarded at the network, saying:
"She’s one of the best reporters in the Middle East. She’s been covering war since 2003, and that has to have been a strain on her.”
Even Piers Morgan, who WAS fired by CNN, was tweeting Arwa’s praises this week, saying:
Damon was on the team that won CNN a 2012 Emmy for their report Revolution in Egypt: President Mubarak Steps Down. She also covered the war in Iraq and the Benghazi attack.
But will this biting incident be a smudge on her otherwise impressive career?
Another CNN spokesperson said they are currently in the middle of their own internal investigation and will decide soon whether or not Damon deserves to be let go.
The insider explained:
"We are aware of the lawsuit and are looking into it.”
The last thing CNN needs right now is more embarrassment. Their ratings are embarrassing enough!
[Image via CNN.]
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