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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo after details release showing he helped his brother – Money

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CNN has suspended presenter Chris Cuomo after recently released transcripts revealed the extent of his involvement in defending his brother Andrew, who was coerced to resign from his post as governor of New York on charges of sexual harassment.

Main facts

CNN said the transcripts released by the Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, “raised serious questions” about Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s affair. Although Chris Cuomo previously admitted to CNN that he advised his brother’s staff and apologized on air, the cable news channel said the recently released documents “indicate a greater level of involvement” and have led to a suspension indefinite. Documents confirm that Chris Cuomo was an active ally of his brother, writing statements for him and using his media connections to alert his brother’s team of upcoming news. Transcripts reveal that Chris Cuomo and his brother’s assistant, Melissa DeRosa, were in frequent contact, with Chris Cuomo offering to help in the defense of the governor of the time planning a defense in anticipation of the new charges. Chris Cuomo declined CNN’s request for comment.

Important Quote

“I never tried to influence the coverage of my brother by this network,” Chris Cuomo told CNN in May after the first revelations about his involvement in his brother’s business. β€œIn fact, I stayed away from this matter. It is a unique and difficult situation, and it is normal. I know where the line is. I can respect her and continue to be there for my family, which is what I have to do. ”

Context

Andrew Cuomo has resigned from his post governor following allegations of sexual harassment by 12 women – allegations he denied.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Mason Bissada

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