CNN has terminated Chris Cuomo for aiding former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in sexual misconduct allegations.
The CNN information reporter acquired his strolling papers on Saturday. The cable community found Chris was deceptive about his position in his brother’s sexual harassment accusations. The investigation towards Chris got here after a regulation agency reviewed paperwork that confirmed Chris was extra concerned within the case than he beforehand stated.
“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate,” CNN stated in an announcement.
Chris’s involvement was reported months in the past; nonetheless, the main points had been laid out in paperwork on Monday. The paperwork confirmed that Chris labored as an unpaid assist for Andrew whereas working as CNN’s prime anchor. By means of textual content messages obtained by NY Lawyer Common, Chris allegedly used his press connections to assist Andrew’s case.
Nonetheless, Chris has since responded to the termination information. “This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”
” Cuomo Prime Time” employees and producers will keep employed & Michael Smerconish, Cuomo substitute, will fill in for him subsequent week.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) December 4, 2021