CNN is suspending pro-Trump contributor Paris Dennard as it investigates allegations of misconduct brought to light in a Washington Post story. On Wednesday night The Post reported that Dennard was fired from a previous job at Arizona State University for “making sexually explicit comments and gestures toward women, according to documents and a university official.” The Hollywood Reporter reached out to CNN following publication of the report to determine Dennard’s status. Said a network spokesperson, “We are aware of reports of accusations against Paris Dennard. We are suspending Paris, effective immediately, while we look into the allegations.” A report conducted by the university alleges that Dennard acted inappropriately with a recent college graduate under his employ. According to the report he “pretended to unzip his pants in her presence, tried to get her to sit on his lap, and made masturbatory gestures.” Dennard, who once worked for George W. Bush’s White House, had been working for ASU’s McCain Institute for International Leadership. Known as being a champion for President Donald Trump on CNN’s airwaves, Dennard was praised by Trump on Monday night for his combativeness with presidential critic Philip Mudd during a segment late last week. There’s been something of a revolving door of pro-Trump conservative contributors over at CNN the last year or so. Last August, the network fired Jeffrey Lord for using a Nazi salute on Twitter, and in January Ed Martin was ousted for unstated reasons after making negative remarks about his colleagues on his radio show. To read more on this story head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Lyndsey Rodrigues.