CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo after details emerged about how he aided his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual assault allegations earlier this year Was.
The network suspended Chris Cuomo earlier this week over investigations into his involvement in his brother’s defense.
“We have retained a reputable law firm to conduct review and have terminated it with immediate effect,” CNN said in a statement. “In the process of that review, additional information has emerged. Notwithstanding the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”
The network did not immediately release additional details.
Chris Cuomo said on Twitter that he was proud of the work he did at the network.
“That’s not the way I want my time at CNN to end, but I’ve already told you why and how I helped my brother. So now I want to say it’s disappointing, I couldn’t be more proud of the work Cuomo did on the team in prime time and the most competitive time slot I’ve done as CNN’s #1 show,” he said.
As the women accused the former government of sexual harassment, her brother, despite being a CNN anchor, pressed sources for information about the accusers and reported back to the governor’s staff what he was learning.
He was active in helping investigators working for State Attorney General Letitia James prepare their response to allegations, according to a transcript of his testimony, Andrew Cuomo sexually assaulted at least 11 women in his office. did.
When the governor faced allegations of harassment, Chris Cuomo admitted to having previously spoken to and mentored his brother. But more details have come out about the help he gave. Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to avoid a possible impeachment trial.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /