After 20 years at CNN, Chris Cuomo was fired. The mediator had advised his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and defended him against allegations of sexual harassment.
A few days after his suspension, his employer fired the CNN anchor and brother of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, 51. CNN announced on Saturday.
Chris Cuomo was released Wednesday in response to the New York City Attorney General’s office releasing new documents relating to sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. According to them, Chris Cuomo should have been more closely involved in the defense of his brother than was initially known.
CNN said a reputable law firm was hired to investigate the allegations. Additional information came to light during this review. Chris Cuomo will now be released with immediate effect. Chris Cuomo himself said he didn’t want his time at CNN to end in this way, but he did say why and how he helped his brother.
Democratic politician Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York City in August on charges of sexual harassment by several women. His brother Chris Cuomo had already announced at the time that he had counseled his brother – but documents that have now been released suggest a more intense commitment.
With CNN for 20 years
Chris Cuomo has been working as a TV presenter for about 20 years and on CNN for about ten years. Documents recently released by the New York attorney general show, according to CNN, that “Chris Cuomo, in addition to serving as one of CNN’s senior supervisors, also served as an unpaid advisor to the governor.”
Chris Cuomo indicated that he did not cover the scandal or attempt to interfere with CNN’s coverage. CNN management initially supported Cuomo and left “Cuomo Prime Time” in the program. However, some CNN employees were said to be unhappy with this. “Cuomo Prime Time” has often been the show with the highest ratings on the station.
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