- Publisher HarperCollins scrapped plans to publish a book by Chris Cuomo, which was sacked by CNN over the weekend because of controversy over his role of advising his brother, disgraced ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- HarperCollins originally planned to publish Chris Cuomo’s book titled “Deep Daniels” in the fall of 2022.
- News of the cancellation came a day after Cuomo said he was ending his SiriusXM show.
- The Wall Street Journal reported that CNN President Jeff Zucker had told news network employees that CNN would not pay Cuomo Severance.
A division of HarperCollins Publishers said Tuesday it has scrapped plans to publish a book by Chris Cuomo, which was fired by CNN over the weekend after a dispute over his role advising his brother, according to New York Gov. Former Andrew had defamed Andrew Cuomo.
The Custom House imprint of HarperCollins had originally planned to publish Chris Cuomo’s book “Deep Daniels” in the fall of 2022.
“We do not intend to publish the book,” said Custom House spokeswoman Kelly Rudolph.
News of the cancellation came a day after Cuomo said he was ending his SiriusXM show, and hours later The Wall Street Journal reported that CNN president Jeff Zucker had told the news network staff that CNN will not pay Cuomo severance.
The Journal reported that Zucker also told staff at the town hall that he wanted Cuomo to take a leave of absence in May, following revelations that he was advising Andrew Cuomo to deal with sexual assault claims by multiple women. were, the Journal reported.
A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to comment on CNBC.
CNN suspended the Cuomo prime time host last week after documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James showed he was more involved in Andrew Cuomo’s counseling than was disclosed.
The documents revealed that Chris Cuomo passed on and discussed potentially negative information about the women who accused Andrew of inappropriate behavior and that he used articles about his brother to be used by journalists to track work status. News sources were tapped for.
CNN fired him on Saturday, saying new information had emerged that required termination.