Chris Cuomo says he’s ending his SiriusXM radio show after CNN fired him

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  • Chris Cuomo said he is ending his SiriusXM radio show.
  • Cuomo was fired as a prime-time host by CNN after a lawyer claims he committed sexual misconduct against a woman.
  • His brother Andrew Cuomo resigned as New York governor this summer after nearly a dozen women accused him of sexual assault.
  • Documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James showed that Chris Cuomo was more deeply involved than previously in efforts to control the harm to his brother.

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Chris Cuomo said Monday that he is ending his SiriusXM radio show, two days after CNN fired him as a prime-time host after a lawyer who claims he committed sexual misconduct against a woman.

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Cuomo announced his departure from SiriusXM in a tweet.

“The way my time at CNN ended, it was tough,” Cuomo wrote. “While I have thick skin, I also have a family for whom the past week has been exceptionally difficult. So, for now, I have to take a step back and focus on what happens next.”

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“That means I’m no longer doing my SiriusXM radio show.”

“I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from SiriusXM throughout my time there. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to our loyal listeners,” Cuomo said. I will miss our conversation very much – but I look forward to getting in touch with you all in the future.”

A SiriusXM spokesperson said, “Following Chris Cuomo’s statement that he is leaving his SiriusXM show, let’s get after will no longer air. We at SiriusXM thank Chris for his work.”

Cuomo was suspended by CNN last Tuesday after documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed that he was more deeply involved than ever in efforts to control damages to his brother, the then-Govt. Andrew Cuomo after being accused of sexual assault on Andrew.

Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York in August after a damning investigation commissioned by James found that he had harassed nearly a dozen women, many of whom had worked in his administration. Andrew Cuomo has denied wrongdoing.

In an interview for the investigation in July, Chris Cuomo told attorneys that he neither sought to find any information intended to offend the accusers of his brother, nor was he found “without any opposition research” by the governor’s staff. knew about”.

But other documents released by James show that Chris Cuomo sent a tweet to his brother’s counselors, referencing a college complaint involving Charlotte Bennett, an aide to Andrew Cuomo, who harassed him. was accused of.

And in March, a few days later the new York Times After reports that Andrew Cuomo tried to kiss a woman in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo wrote to top gubernatorial aide Melissa DeRosa with the message: “I have a lead on a wedding girl.”

On Tuesday, Bennett in a tweet called on CNN to fire Chris Cuomo because of “how far” [he] Was ready to defame, silence and defame women like me.”

Bennett noted that the documents show that, “in addition to scouring the Internet for personal information about me, he also reached out to his professional network with the hope of preventing additional charges against his brother.”

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A CNN spokesperson announced the suspension Tuesday, saying the documents “shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in the defense of his brother” and “raise serious questions” for the network about the extent of his role. I didn’t know.

Days later, on Saturday, CNN fired Chris Cuomo, saying “new information” had emerged after a law firm was hired to review the situation.

On Sunday, attorney Debra Katz said she has a client who has accused Chris Cuomo of “serious sexual misconduct” and that the woman’s claims were reported to CNN last Wednesday.

“As of Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client’s allegations and providing my client for an interview with CNN’s outside counsel,” Katz said in a statement Sunday. “Last night, CNN acted quickly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo.”

Katz also represents Bennett, a former colleague of Andrew Cuomo.

The lawyer said Sunday that his other client, who has accused Chris Cuomo of misconduct, told CNN after he claimed to care “very deeply” about the sexual assault issue earlier this year and the AG’s documents. Was prompted to inform. demonstrated that “Chris Cuomo took an active part in the attempt to discredit the women whom the Attorney General concluded made serious allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against the governor.”

Katz said, “Frustrated by the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and his efforts to denigrate these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against him to CNN. “

“These apparently anonymous allegations are not true,” Chris Cuomo’s spokesman Steve Goldberg said on Sunday.

Goldberg said, “To the extent that Chris Cuomo was sent to CNN to deny what he told his audience, he completely stands by his on-air statements about his connection to these issues.” , both professionally and personally.”

“If the goal of making these false and unproven allegations was to punish Mr Cuomo by CNN, that could explain his unfair termination.”

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