The veteran news anchor was fired for helping defend his brother and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from allegations of sexual harassment.
CNN fired news anchor and correspondent Chris Cuomo because he tried to help his brother and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deal with allegations of sexual misconduct.
In a statement on Saturday, the network stated that “extra information” had been exposed during the investigation of Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s case.
The 51-year-old Cuomo hosted CNN’s highest-rated primetime news show. pause Tuesday.
He admitted in May that he violated some of the rules of the cable news network while advising his brother on how to handle these allegations from a public relations perspective.
63-year-old Andrew Cuomo was forced to Step down Served as governor in August after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He denied any wrongdoing.
CNN said in a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week awaiting further evaluation of new information regarding his involvement in his brother’s defense.”
It added: “We have hired a respected law firm to conduct the review and have fired it with immediate effect.”
The network did not provide detailed information about the new information.
Cuomo issued a statement on Twitter saying that he was disappointed.
“This is not the way I want my time on CNN to end, but I have told you why and how I can help my brother,” he said.
In journalism, it is considered unethical to use one’s position to defend or conduct investigations for personal reasons.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James showed his attempts to use his sources in the news media to find text messages and other information about the case and the women involved. Initially, Chris Cuomo ( Chris Cuomo) was suspended.
On October 29, a New York court filed a criminal lawsuit, accusing Andrew Cuomo of a misdemeanor.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo gained fame during the COVID-19 outbreak last year for his briefing on how New York was responding to the pandemic, when he appeared regularly on his brother’s shows.
Chris Cuomo, who tested positive for the coronavirus and self-isolated in the basement, actually attended a briefing held by his brother for other reporters.
The father of the two brothers, the late Mario Cuomo, also served as governor of New York State.