After Andrew Cuomo, former Governor, resigned in disgrace amid allegations of sexual harassment, Chris Cuomo, his brother, was suspended indefinitely by CNN.
“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,”CNN reported in a statement Tuesday.
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,”The statement went on.
It was evident that Chris Cuomo was known by the network. “unique situation”CNN reported that he would prioritise his family. “these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
Chris Cuomo’s suspension comes after it was learned Andrew Cuomo’s top advisor, Melissa DeRosa, sent the CNN anchor an email at the height of the scandal, saying: “Rumor going around from Politico. There are likely to be two more witnesses tomorrow…Can you confirm your sources?”
“It says:” Chris Cuomo replied.
Chris Cuomo also apparently checked out accuser Anna Ruch, who said Gov. Cuomo kissed her without her permission at a friend’s wedding.
“I have a lead for the wedding girl” Chris informed DeRosa.
The new revelations appear to contradict what Chris Cuomo said in August, that he “never made calls to the press about [his] brother’s situation.”
Brian Stelter, another CNN host, joined in on Tuesday’s criticism of his colleague. “Monday’s revelations cast some doubt on [Chris Cuomo’s] statement about his interactions with the press.”
CNN had previously stated that Chris Cuomo was suspended before announcing the suspension. “thorough review and consideration”They will be “seeking additional clarity…over the next several days.”
During his Monday show, Chris Cuomo didn’t mention any of the ongoing drama.
Video released today shows many of Gov. Cuomo’s accusers give sworn statements about harassment claims.
The ex-governor has denied any wrongdoing, and said that he has never sexually harassed anyone.