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CNN fires Chris Cuomo effective immediately after AG's documents revealed he wrote brother Andrew's sex pest rebuttals: Network says more information has come to light during its own review

Simply put Chris Cuomo is now an Ex-CNN anchor. The network said on Saturday (12-04-21) it has fired Cuomo after an investigation into his efforts to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, respond to accusations of sexual misconduct.

“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,” Cuomo said in a statement about his firing. “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.”

Cuomo being let go comes after the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James released records on Monday that revealed he took a greater role in the defense of Andrew Cuomo than was previously known.

Information released by James’ office showed that Cuomo checked with sources to find out if stories about his brother’s accusers were forthcoming and gave detailed feedback on his brother’s statements to the press.

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Chris Cuomo breaks his silence after being suspended by CNN indefinitely after helping brother Andrew rebut sex pest allegations

Embattled anchor Chris Cuomo 'terminated' by CNN 'effective immediately'

Embattled anchor Chris Cuomo has been 'terminated' by CNN 'effective immediately,' the network announced in a statement Saturday.

'Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,' the network said in the statement. 

'We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.' 

Embattled anchor Chris Cuomo has been 'terminated' by CNN 'effective immediately,' the network announced in a statement Saturday

Embattled anchor Chris Cuomo has been 'terminated' by CNN 'effective immediately,' the network announced in a statement Saturday

Cuomo, 51, issued acknowledging his axing Saturday in a public statement expressing regret in his part of the scandal.

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'This is not how I want my time at CNN to end,' the veteran TV journalist wrote in a post published to social media. 

'But I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,' the talking head added.  

Cuomo joined CNN as a field anchor in February 2013 following stints at ABC and Fox News. After rising through the ranks, he was tapped in March 2018 to host Cuomo Prime Time.

According to some estimates, Cuomo has an annual salary of $6million.  

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation found that Andrew Cuomo, 63, sexually harassed at least 11 women. He resigned as governor in August to avoid a likely impeachment trial.

The last time he talked to his brother about the charges, Chris Cuomo said during his testimony, was to figure out what was going to happen and what he would tell their 90-year-old mother.

Cuomo has insisted he has done nothing to try and influence CNN’s coverage of his brother’s political problems, and that it would be quickly found out if he did.

Throughout his testimony, Chris frequently invoked family when asked to explain his frequent contact — often combative — with Andrew’s aides as they tried to figure out a way to save the governor’s job.

'This is my brother, and I’m trying to help my brother through a situation where he has told me he did nothing wrong,' Chris testified. 'And that’s it for me. How do I help protect my family? How do I protect him? Probably should have been thinking more about how I protect myself, which just never occurred to me.'

At the request of his brother’s aides, Cuomo also used his contacts to find out what other journalists were going to report, most notably the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow. Cuomo argued 'the idea of one reporter calling another to find out what’s coming down the pipe is completely business as usual.'

Cuomo testified that he didn’t tell anyone at CNN that he was contacting other journalists to find out about the Farrow piece.

On March 1, Chris said on air that he was aware of the accusations about his brother, after a third woman came forward to accuse him.

But he said he could not report on it.

'Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother,' he said.

'And obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.'

He then moved on, having thanked his audience 'for being straight with me, and I've always been straight with you'.

He said he 'always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so.'

Several weeks of extremely uncomfortable handovers then ensued, as Chris refused to discuss the news - which at the time was a big story - while his co-hosts before and after discussed it extensively.

When it was first reported by The Washington Post last May that Cuomo had strategized with his brother’s aides, CNN said that it was inappropriate but did not discipline him.

'When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,' a CNN spokesperson said on Tuesday. 'But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.

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Newly-released texts from CNN host Chris Cuomo (right) reveal he helped strategize brother Andrew Cuomo's (left) response to the sexual harassment scandal earlier this year

  • Speaking publicly about his suspension for the first time on his SiriusXM radio program on Wednesday, Cuomo said that he understands why people believe he violated journalism ethics
  • On Tuesday night, CNN said it had suspended Cuomo from his Cuomo Prime Time show indefinitely 
  • 'You know this already. It hurts to even say it, it's embarrassing, but I understand it and I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did'
  • Cuomo is facing internal review after NY attorney general's office said he provided greater aid to his brother than he previously admitted 
  • Andrew Cuomo, 63, resigned as governor of New York after being accused by a dozen women of sexual misconduct 

Embattled CNN primestime host Chris Cuomo says he is 'embarrassed' after being suspended by the network after it was revealed he provided greater assistance to his brother Andrew over sexual harassment allegations than he previously admitted

Embattled CNN primestime host Chris Cuomo says he is 'embarrassed' after being suspended by the network after it was revealed he provided greater assistance to his brother Andrew over sexual harassment allegations than he previously admitted 

Newly-released texts from CNN host Chris Cuomo (right) reveal he helped strategize brother Andrew Cuomo's (left) response to the sexual harassment scandal earlier this year

Newly-released texts from CNN host Chris Cuomo (right) reveal he helped strategize brother Andrew Cuomo's (left) response to the sexual harassment scandal earlier this year 

Chris was photographed on Thanksgiving outside his Amagansett, New York, home
Andrew Cuomo last week shared a photo with his daughters and elderly mother

Chris was photographed on Thanksgiving outside his Amagansett, New York, home. His older brother, Andrew, shared a photo with his three daughters and elderly mother

Despite being suspended from CNN, Cuomo has retained his position as the host of his radio show on SiriusXM, Let's Get After It

Despite being suspended from CNN, Cuomo has retained his position as the host of his radio show on SiriusXM, Let's Get After It 

'We're heading into a holiday season. I think it's possible he will be on the bench for several weeks. It's possible he'll be back in January,' Stelter (pictured) said Tuesday

'We're heading into a holiday season. I think it's possible he will be on the bench for several weeks. It's possible he'll be back in January,' Stelter (pictured) said Tuesday

Pages of text exchanges between Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo's top aid Melissa DeRosa were released by the New York Attorney General's office Monday. Investigators asked Cuomo during the investigation about a March 2021 text where he wrote to DeRosa: 'If Ronan has nothing better – better than Boylan, that's a great sign'

Pages of text exchanges between Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo's top aid Melissa DeRosa were released by the New York Attorney General's office Monday. Investigators asked Cuomo during the investigation about a March 2021 text where he wrote to DeRosa: 'If Ronan has nothing better – better than Boylan, that's a great sign'

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Comment by mr1stroke on December 6, 2021 at 7:19am

I am not a fan of neither of them, but thats what family do, you stick by each other no matter what, you make the necessary sacrifices and he did that.

At the end of the day the democrats will crucify their own kids for power and control, they will go after any one who refuses to follow their orders

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