Last week, Project Veritas published a report based on a whistleblower's text messages that a CNN producer had fantasized about having sex with his fiance's underage daughter, while also soliciting obscene pictures from the young girl.
In one text message exchange, the producer told the source how his fiancé’s daughter “was wearing very closely cut bottoms at the pool,” going on to use extremely graphic language to describe how he saw the outline of her private parts.
"Other texts were too graphic and sickening to directly quote. The messages and videos were obtained by a woman who engaged in a sexual relationship with the producer in question for a decade," Project Veritas noted on the organization's website, which added:
Project Veritas’ first course of action was to reach out to authorities. Following that, we reached out to the mother of the children to ensure their safety. Project Veritas then reached out to his employer, CNN, to inform them of the situation and give them the opportunity to comment. As of this press release, we are still awaiting a response.
"The producer in question also solicited sexually explicit photos of the source’s underage daughter," PV reported.
The undercover journalism organization went on to say that, at the time, there were no plans to release the producer's name. But this week, the group changed directions and identified him "after ensuring that the family involved was safe" -- Rick Saleeby, who is a producer on "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
After the group published its stories and named the producer, the mother reached out to PV in a text:
I wanted to reach out to sincerely thank you again. I am very grateful toward you guys and everything you’ve done for me and my children. Our world has just been completely flipped upside down, but none of that matters. We are all safe. I’m hoping, praying, and pushing for charges to be brought against him, so he can never do this to another child/family again.
I want the public and any predators to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I will go to the absolute ends of the earth to protect my babies. And I am tremendously grateful that you guys have saved us all from him.
Despite the hardships ahead, I am going to continue to sit with these feelings of gratitude toward you guys and the woman who provided you with the information. Gratitude will get us through to the other side of all this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and Merry Christmas. [heart emoji]
News of this latest producer comes on the heels of another CNN producer, now fired, who once worked for former host Chris Cuomo.
John Griffin was arrested earlier this month and stands accused "of directing the purported mothers of underage girls into online 'training sessions' to teach their daughters to be 'sexually subservient' to men, as well as flying a mother and her 9-year-old daughter out to his Vermont ski lodge where he allegedly engaged in illegal sex acts with the child," Western Journal reported.
A grand jury in Vermont indicted Griffin, a 44-year-old Stamford, Conn. resident, on charges of attempting to entice young girls into sexual activity last week.
“According to the indictment, from April to July of 2020, Griffin utilized the messaging applications Kik and Google Hangouts to communicate with people purporting to be parents of minor daughters, conveying to them, among other ideas, that a ‘woman is a woman regardless of her age,’ and that women should be sexually subservient and inferior to men,” a press release from the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont, read.
“On these communication platforms, Griffin sought to persuade parents to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive. In June of 2020, Griffin advised a mother of 9- and 13-year-old daughters that the mother’s responsibility was to see that her older daughter was ‘trained properly,'” the statement continued.
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