CNN fired host Chris Cuomo for interfering on behalf of his brother, the former New York governor, in a sex scandal

CNN Host Chris Cuomo (REUTERS / Mike Blake / File Photo) (MIKE BLAKE /)

The American News Network CNN fired host and correspondent Chris Cuomothe news channel reported on Saturday, during a investigation into his involvement in the defense of his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, accused of sexual misconduct.

Days ago, Chris Cuomo had been suspended by CNN for the same matter. Until then, he was one of the most popular drivers in the world. prime time from the news channel.

“We hired a respected law firm to conduct an investigation and decided to fire him, effective immediately.”The chain reported in a statement posted on the Twitter account. “During the process of that review, additional information has come to light ”.

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Chris and Andrew Cuomo, in a file photograph (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Marion Curtis / Starpix / Shutterstock) (Marion Curtis / Starpix / Shuttersto /)

While Chris Cuomo’s ties to the governor’s office were revealed months ago, the details became better known with the release of a large number of documents last Monday. The documents – released by New York Attorney General Letitia James after an investigation into the governor – showed that Chris Cuomo, while working as one of the main presenters of CNNHe was also effectively working as an unpaid assistant to the governor.

“The documents, of which we were not aware before their publication, raise serious doubts,” said a spokesman for CNN, and added that “they point to a higher level of participation in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. “

“He’s my brother. And if I can help my brother I do. If he wants me to hear something, I will. If you want that give my opinion on something, I’ll try ”, Chris, 51, had told investigators in July when asked what advice he had offered.

“He is my brother and I love him to death no matter what happens”added.

In the image a record of the former governor of the state of New York Andrew Cuomo (EFE / Spencer Platt / Pool / File)
In the image a record of the former governor of the state of New York Andrew Cuomo (EFE / Spencer Platt / Pool / File) (EFEI0023 /)

The democrat Andrew Cuomo was elected Governor of New York State three times before resigning in August, after the New York attorney general said an investigation found he had sexually harassed at least 11 women.

In October, the former governor, whose father Mario Cuomo, who had also been governor of New York, was charged with a minor sexual offense for forcibly touching an employee, sparking an investigation that revealed that the Democrat’s misconduct was systematic.

At the beginning of the pandemic, both Cuomo brothers had reached new peaks of popularity: Andrew from 63-year-old garnered multiple accolades for his candid daily briefings as the coronavirus ravaged New York, and his live exchanges with Chris on CNN were full of jokes.

The investigation into Chris Cuomo’s conduct is ongoing, CNN reported.


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