CNN has suspended its prime time anchor, Chris Cuomo. After speculating on his brother’s sexual misconduct allegations, he was relieved of duty “indefinitely” while they investigate the situation further.
Chris Cuomo, 51, anchor of top rated show “Cuomo Prime Time” allegedly assisted his brother, the former governor, on his sexual harrassment scandal. Details have emerged.
Andrew Cuomo, 63, is a former New York City governor who left office on August 23 due to sexual harrassment allegations. He was responsible for the longest-tenured United States governorship in history.
The CNN anchor that has been suspended from his job for improper contact with brother Andrew Cuomo’s senior political aides. However, new evidence revealed by State Attorney General Letitia James showed extremely intimate involvement in Chris’s brother Andrew’s defense. Thousands of documents were released between them which prove this fact quite clearly.
CNN says in a statement, “The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserves a thorough review and consideration. We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”
Chris was revealed to be actively in touch with Andrew Cuomos’ aide at the time, Melissa DeRosa, giving her statements for Andrew’s use and using his media influence to track down accusers.
The younger Cuomo’s text messages to DeRosa read, “I will not resign, I cannot resign. I understand the political pressure I understand the stakes of political warfare, and that’s what this is … And I understand the conformity that can be forced by cancel culture.”
This sparked a series of heated comments from other journalists and writers. “Just to be clear, if anyone else on CNN’s roster did this, they’d not only be fired but blacklisted from journalism period,” Eric Michael Garcia, The Independent senior Washington correspondent retweeted CNBC political finance reporter, Brian Schwartz’s tweet.