Piers Morgan Not Suspended, Remains On CNN
Posted on Thu Jul 28, 2011 01:50 PM PDT

PiersMorgan072811_230.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Despite rumors following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Piers Morgan has not been suspended from CNN or his TV show, Piers Morgan Tonight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

U.K. Channel 4 reporter Jon Snow incorrectly Tweeted that Morgan, previously an editor at both The Sun and News of the World, was on probation. News of the World closed its doors earlier this month due to the scandal, and this week reports claim that Morgan may have known about the company's illegal operations.

A CNN rep confirmed that Morgan has not been suspended or fired, as did the talk show host. He Tweeted:

    Sorry to disappoint you all, but I'm afraid poor old @jonsnowC4 got duped by a fake Twitter account. I've not been suspended by CNN.

Snow Tweeted back an apology to Morgan, writing:

    Jon snow suspended from Tweeting Piers Morgan henceforth..dupe was duped alas..apologies old chap..sorry, I mean young man!

The claims that Morgan had knowledge of the phone hacking scandal came from an interview he did with a BBC radio show back in 2009. Morgan is sticking by his claim that he did nothing illegal, telling The Hollywood Reporter:

    "Millions of people heard these comments when I first made them in 2009 on one of the BBC’s longest -running radio shows, and none deduced that I was admitting to, or condoning illegal reporting activity."