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ABC News president calls for independent investigation into network’s handling of sexual assault allegations against Good Morning America’s Michael Corn

Good Morning America former executive producer Michael Corn was accused of sexual assault by a current ABC News staff as well as a former staff on different occasions.

Kim Godwin, ABC News President, is requesting an independent investigation be done on how the network handled the investigation into the allegations.

Corn denies any wrongdoing whatsoever.


A lawsuit has been officially filed against Corn as well as ABC News claiming it did not properly handle Corn assaulting multiple women.

Staff involved in the original investigation will have due process while having their roles probed.

Godwin did not work for ABC when Corn left after the allegations but has made it clear the issue would not go without being investigated.

A spokesperson for ABC News said the company handled the investigation properly and denies any wrongdoing.

The woman accusing Corn, Kirstyn Crawford, says the assault happened during a trip to LA in 2015.

Crawford said the assault took place in an Uber following a party and again at the hotel.

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ABC News producer Jill McClain claims Corn assaulted her during their work at World News Tonight ten years ago. She is not suing but is supporting Crawford’s claims against Corn.

Corn claims to have friendly emails from another colleague the morning after the alleged assault saying it shows it did not happen, as well as being invited to her wedding and claiming she told him she missed him after she left the network.

It’s alleged that multiple staff knew of the assault in 2017 and it was only investigated when formal complaints were made in February.



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