“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further assessment of the new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,” CNN said in a statement. . “We hired a reputable law firm to conduct our review and have terminated his contract with immediate effect.”
The anchor has faced fierce criticism after it was revealed he advised his brother Andrew, then governor of New York, on sexual harassment allegations.
He was accused of using “sources” to try to dig up women who had accused his brother of sexual harassment.
Following the announcement on Saturday afternoon that he would be fired, Cuomo released a statement saying: “This is not how I wanted my time at CNN to end but I have told you why and how. I helped my brother.
“So now let me say how disappointed I am by this, I couldn’t be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we’ve done as CNN’s #1 show in the next hour slot.” most painting.
“I owe it all to them and will miss this special group of people who did really important work.”
On Wednesday, the famous journalist, 51, said he understood why he was suspended.
“It is painful to say that. What a shame. But I get it,” he said on his SiriusXM radio show. “And I understand why some people feel like they do about what I did. I’ve apologized in the past, and I mean it.
“The last thing I want to do is compromise with any of my colleagues. I know they have a process that they think is important. I respect that process, so I won’t talk about this any more than that.”
In August, Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York following allegations that he sexually harassed 11 women, including fumbling, kissing and pornographic comments, which he denies. He has been charged with one misdemeanor sex count.
The 63-year-old has been embroiled in controversy over his handling of the Covid pandemic, especially his decision to send elderly patients back to elderly homes.
His brother then counseled him on how to handle the sexual harassment allegations.
A 169-page trove of documents has been made public detailing written and email exchanges between Chris Cuomo and his brother’s aides about how the former governor will respond to the many charges against him.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chris-cuomo-fired-cnn-andrew-b1969972.html Chris Cuomo Has Been Fired, CNN Says