Melissa Harris-Perry on report she's going to Fusion: 'Hell, no'

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Melissa Harris-Perry denies she is moving to Fusion

Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says she is not joining Fusion, rebutting a report that claimed she was joining the struggling television network.

The website Mediaite had reported Friday that Harris-Perry "will be joining Fusion TV" and "will be given her own program," citing two sources "close to the situation."

But when asked by CNNMoney if that was true, Harris-Perry replied: "Hell no."

Harris-Perry subsequently took to Twitter and wrote, "Y'all *know* I have a job @WakeForest right? Just call if you want to know what's up."

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Fusion said they have "no comment on a deal that doesn't exist."

Harris-Perry left MSNBC earlier this month after publishing an email to friends saying that she had been "silenced" because the network had pre-empted her show for two consecutive weekends.

In an interview with CNN at the time, Harris-Perry said she had continuously asked MSNBC's leadership for clarity on her role with the network and received no response. She said the decision to pre-empt her show had "strong racial implications" because it silenced a show that promoted diverse perspectives.

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MSNBC has consistently said that Harris-Perry's show was only pre-empted in order to focus on the 2016 presidential primary contest, and said there were no plans to cancel the show prior to Harris-Perry's decision to publish the email.


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