On Sunday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported that ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo claimed CNN president Jeff Zucker knew about his efforts to assist his brother and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo navigate public relations in regard to quite a few accusations of sexual harassment levied towards the Democratic politician.
On Sunday, The Daily Wire reported that CNN introduced an investigation into Chris Cuomo’s historical past introduced forth new details about alleged sexual harassment involving the youthful Cuomo brother.
The report pressured CNN to raise the previous anchor’s non permanent suspension to the extent of termination from the community:
New particulars emerged on Sunday about why CNN determined to fireside star host Chris Cuomo on Saturday night because the community performed an investigation into Cuomo’s function in serving to his brother, then-New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate a sexual misconduct scandal.
Debra S. Katz, a left-wing lawyer, mentioned in a press release on Sunday that she is representing a shopper who claims that Chris Cuomo engaged in “serious sexual misconduct” towards her at one other community.
For his half, a spokesman for Cuomo issued an in-depth rejection of the allegation, as The Daily Wire famous:
“To the extent that they were sent to CNN to negate what Chris Cuomo told his audience, he fully stands by his on-air statements about his connection to these issues, both professionally and in a profoundly personal way,” the assertion from Chris Cuomo’s staff mentioned. “If the goal in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that may explain his unwarranted termination.”
The Journal revealed that an lawyer representing Cuomo mentioned that his former boss was very near her shopper and that the community was conscious he was helping his brother:
A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo mentioned in a textual content message on Sunday: “Mr. Cuomo has the highest level of admiration and respect for Mr. Zucker. They were widely known to be extremely close and in regular contact, including about the details of Mr. Cuomo’s support for his brother. There were no secrets about this, as other individuals besides Mr. Cuomo can attest.”
The new revelations give extra perception behind Cuomo’s quick response following the information he had been fired:
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Chris Cuomo mentioned in a press release. “So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”
A reporter for The Washington Post tweeted Monday morning that Zucker instructed his staff on a staff name that the regulation agency that the community had employed to do the preliminary investigation could be retained to take a look at the separate misconduct allegation.
“CNN president Jeff Zucker told employees during a call this morning that the network has asked the law firm it worked with to conduct a separate review of the misconduct allegation made against Chris Cuomo. That investigation will continue, as it relates to CNN,” the reported mentioned.
NEW — CNN president Jeff Zucker instructed staff throughout a name this morning that the community has requested the regulation agency it labored with to conduct a separate evaluation of the misconduct allegation made towards Chris Cuomo. “That investigation will continue, as it relates to CNN,” he mentioned.
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) December 6, 2021
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