CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after particulars emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, because the politician confronted sexual harassment allegations earlier this yr.
The community suspended Chris Cuomo earlier in the week to research his conduct, after New York’s lawyer basic launched particulars displaying he was extra concerned than beforehand identified in serving to to strategize and attain out to different journalists as his brother fought to maintain his job.
CNN employed a legislation agency for the overview. The agency really helpful Chris Cuomo’s termination and CNN chief Jeff Zucker knowledgeable the anchor of the choice on Saturday.
The community stated that “while in the process of that review, additional information has come to light.” CNN wouldn’t focus on that data, or characterize whether or not it had something to do together with his brother.
“It goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complex factors involved,” Zucker stated in an electronic mail to CNN employees on Saturday.
Chris Cuomo stated on twitter that he was happy with the work he did on the community.
“This shouldn’t be how I need my time at CNN to finish however I’ve already informed you why and the way I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as that is, I couldn’t be extra happy with the staff at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 present in essentially the most aggressive time slot,” he stated.
As ladies got here ahead accusing former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, his brother, regardless of being a CNN anchor, pressed sources for data on the accusers and reported again to the governor’s employees on what he was studying.
He was lively in serving to craft their response to the fees, in accordance with emails and a transcript of his testimony to investigators working for state Attorney General Letitia James. Her workplace discovered Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at the very least 11 ladies.
Chris Cuomo beforehand acknowledged speaking to his brother and providing recommendation when the governor confronted harassment fees. But extra element has emerged in regards to the assist he gave. Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to keep away from a possible impeachment trial.
Melissa Russo studies.