Chris Cuomo shared on Monday that he quit his SiriusXM radio show after being fired by CNN over an ethics scandal and new allegations of sexual misconduct.
“My time coming to an end at CNN has been tough,” Cuomo said in a statement posted on Twitter Monday. ‘Even though I have thick skin, I also have a family, whose last week has been extremely difficult. “
Cuomo, the younger brother of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was accused of journalistic misconduct for advising his brother when sexual assault allegations piled up.
‘So right now, I have to take a step back and focus on what’s to come. That means I will no longer be on my SiriusXM radio show,’ Cuomo wrote, adding that he was ‘thankful’ for supporting’ his loyal listeners.
Cuomo was absent from Monday’s Sirius show, with Law and Crime reporter Brian Ross filling in.
He started hosting ‘Let’s Get After It’ on SiriusXM in 2018, the same year CNN moved him from co-hosting the morning show ‘New Day’ to his prime time slot, where he leads lead ‘Cuomo Prime Time.
The news comes as CNN prepares for a legal battle with Cuomo, New York Post second report.
Cuomo allegedly hired an attorney and will file a lawsuit against the media company if it doesn’t honor the rest of the four-year contract he signed last year, according to the Post.
The deal is said to be worth $6 million annually.
Cuomo’s firing by CNN on Saturday comes four days after the company suspended him, saying it needed to further evaluate his involvement with the former governor’s office and response to the conduct scandal. his brother’s ongoing sexual misconduct.
CNN said in a statement: ‘Chris Cuomo has prohibit earlier this week pending further review of the new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We hired a reputable law firm to conduct our review and have terminated his contract with immediate effect. ‘
In a statement of his own, Cuomo said: ‘This is not how I wanted my time at CNN to end but I have told you why and how I helped my brother.’
Hours after CNN announced the termination of his contract, The New York Times reported that an attorney, Debra Katz, told CNN Wednesday about an allegation of sexual misconduct against Chris Cuomo by one of her clients.
The client is ‘an old subordinate colleague [of Cuomo’s] At another network, the lawyer added that the client wanted to remain anonymous.
A spokesperson for Cuomo denied the most recent allegations, saying ‘The anonymous allegations are clearly untrue.’
The producers and other staff working on ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ will remain in place. Michael Smerconish, Cuomo’s regular replacement, will host the nightly show.
“Following Chris Cuomo’s announcement that he will be leaving his SiriusXM show, Let’s Get After It will no longer be airing,” SiriusXM said in a statement. ‘We thank Chris for his work at SiriusXM.’
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