“CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday less than a week after new information emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year… Even with the firing, CNN said it will continue to investigate Cuomo’s conduct ‘as appropriate.’” (AP News)
“CNN's actions came just a day after a prominent Washington, D.C., workplace attorney arranged to share materials supporting accusations by a former colleague of Cuomo at ABC News that he had sexually harassed her there.” (NPR)
“A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo said in a text message on Sunday: ‘Mr. Cuomo has the highest level of admiration and respect for [CNN President Jeff] 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.’ CNN said in a written statement it is disappointed with Mr. Cuomo’s characterization of events. ‘He has made a number of accusations that are patently false,’ the network said. ‘This reinforces why he was terminated for violating our standards and practices, as well as his lack of candor.’” (Wall Street Journal)
Both sides strongly criticize Chris Cuomo and the CNN network.