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ESPN President Skipper Resigns Due To Addiction Problem

4 months ago by admin

John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN,Walt Disney Co’s most important network, due to a problem with addiction. Skipper, who was also Disney Media Networks co-chairman, said in a statement, “I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction.” He had been its president from 1998 to 2011 and executive chairman until May 2014.

Skipper’s departure came just a few days after Disney made a deal to buy film, television, and international businesses from Super Murdoch’s 21st Century FOX, Inc. for $52.4 Billion.

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