NEW YORK – A few days ago a new allegation of sexual harassment surfaced against Chris Cuomo. CNN announces it is firing the anchor She defended her brother from similar harassment allegations amid the work investigation.
Attorney Debra Katz said Sunday that her client was the victim of “serious sexual misconduct” by Cuomo and contacted CNN on Wednesday about the woman’s allegations.
CNN suspends Cuomo since the beginning of this week Details revealed how he helped his brotherAndrew Cuomo, former New York Gov., faced allegations of sexual assault as a politician. Network executives said “additional information has emerged” when announcing Chris Cuomo’s firing on Saturday, but did not elaborate.
Katz said the accuser decided to come forward after the New York Attorney General’s office showed evidence Cuomo took a far more active role than ever before Helping him strategize and respond to the charges his brother was facing. When the initial allegations against Andrew Cuomo surfaced, Chris Cuomo told the audience that he had “always cared very deeply about these issues,” Katz said.
Katz said in the statement, “Frustrated by the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and his efforts to defame these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against him to CNN.” kept.”
CNN was reviewing Chris Cuomo’s conduct after the new information, and a law firm hired to help, recommended the network terminate Chris Cuomo.
“It goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complicating factors involved,” CNN chief Jeff Zucker wrote in an email to CNN employees on Saturday.
Cuomo issued a statement on Twitter, describing the decision as disappointing.
“I don’t want to end my time at CNN this way, but I’ve already told you why and how I helped my brother. So now I want to say that as disappointing as it is, I couldn’t be more proud of the Cuomo Prime Time team and the work we do,” he said.
The new allegation of misconduct comes after a veteran TV executive, Shelley Ross, wrote a column for The New York Times in September that said Chris Cuomo groped her at a party 16 years ago, when they were both on ABC News. used to work for Cuomo told the newspaper that “I apologized to him then, and I meant it.”
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