Chris Cuomo spoke of CNN’s suspension: “It’s embarrassing”

Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely by CNN authorities after it was revealed that he had helped his brother Andrew Cuomo in the context of allegations of sexual harassment against him, neglecting his work as a journalist (Reuters) (MIKE BLAKE /)

The renowned television host Chris cuomo -who until last week occupied the prime time of the news network CNN– He referred in his radio program on SiriusXM to the scandal that involves him for having helped his brother –Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York– to try to avoid the serious accusations of sexual harassment that several victims made against him in parallel with his work as a journalist. As a consequence of this, the media company that catapulted him to fame decided to suspend the broadcast of his show indefinitely.

It hurts to even say it. It is shameful. But I understand it. And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did. I’ve apologized in the past, and I mean it“, said Cuomo during the broadcast of your program. “The last thing I wanted to do was engage any of my colleagues and do something other than help. I know they have a process that they consider important. I respect that process, so I’m not going to talk about this any more.”.

CNN announced this Tuesday the indefinite suspension of one of its star presenter after meeting they tried to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when he began to be accused by several women of sexual harassment at the beginning of the year.

The media’s decision comes after the New York state attorney general, on Monday, Letitia james, publish documents revealing that the presenter tried to assist the former governor’s press team with managing the crisis, offering advice and trying to use his sources to find out if more women planned to accuse the politician in public.

“The documents, of which we had no knowledge before they were published, give rise to serious questions, “said this Tuesday in a statement the CNN.

“When Chris admitted that he had offered advice to his brother’s team, he broke our rules, and we admitted that publicly.”, adds the letter, which nevertheless underlines that the chain understands that Chris Cuomo was in a “extraordinary position”And that he gave priority to his family over his work.

“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we have known so far,” asserts the CNN, which says it indefinitely suspended Chris Cuomo “until further evaluation.”

In numerous emails and text messages between the presenter and the staff of the former governor, who finally resigned from his post last August following a report that concluded he had harassed 11 women, the journalist repeatedly offered his help, and tried to get information on articles from other media about inappropriate sexual behavior of the politician.

Up to now, CNN had refused to take action against Chris Cuomo, despite information that his employee had participated in meetings that discussed the strategy to be followed by his brother’s political team.

Andrew Cuomo, who has devoted his life to politics and was governor of New York for more than a decade, and Chris Cuomo, one of the stars of the CNNThey are the sons of Mario Cuomo, who was also the governor of the region, and have a close relationship that was evident in several of the press conferences offered by the governor during the first months of the pandemic.

(With information from USA Today and EFE) .-


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