CNN host Chris Cuomo Her brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was more deeply involved in formulating a defense strategy responding to allegations of sexual assault, according to detailed records released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s office.
record, part of an ensemble of repertoire text messaging and email As well as tapes of his testimony, The Show host was regularly in contact with some of her brother’s close aides, including Melissa DeRosa, and repeatedly argued against the governor’s resignation in the early days following allegations of sexual assault.
“Please let me help you prepare.” Chris Cuomo Texted DeRosa at one point in March.
A few days later, The New York Times published a report in which the then governor said tried to kiss the woman unsolicited At one wedding, DeRosa tells Chris Cuomo to “check your sources”, encouraging the host to take advantage of his ties as one of the nation’s leading journalists to help protect his brother. .
“On this,” Chris Cuomo replied at the time. At another point, he said that he had been successful in identifying the woman in marriage.
“I have a lead on the wedding girl,” he wrote to DeRosa.
The messages added new insight into Chris Cuomo’s efforts to shepherd his brother through the allegations, which eventually resulted in Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in August. New York Attorney General, Letitia James released a damning report Before leaving office, she detailed the claims of 11 women that they acted unfairly while in office.
A separate report from the New York State Assembly earlier this month said Found “enormous evidence” That Andrew Cuomo had engaged in sexual assault, as well as evidence to support claims that he used state activists and resources to write his memoir about the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris Cuomo Said Earlier This Year He Helped His Brother questions about their relationship While he was on CNN, however, he said he did not act as an official adviser. Chris Cuomo also said that he urged his brother to step down Exposed as governor.
In an interview with investigators, the journalist insisted that while he was supporting his brother, he never attempted to influence a story or journalists. If he was, Chris Cuomo said, “I guarantee you guys would know.”
“All I know is that as the situation started to intensify, my brother told me to be in the loop,” Chris Cuomo told investigators in July. He later said that he “heard more from my brother when he needed my views on what was happening at a particular time.”
In a statement Monday, a CNN spokesperson said the documents released by the attorney general’s office “deserve thorough review and consideration.”
“We will hold talks and seek additional clarity about their importance as they relate to CNN over the next several days,” the spokesperson said.