Chris Cuomo feels the heat of being associated with a politician. He was suspended by CNN for advising his governor brother over his infamous sexual harassment scandal that stripped him off from the seat of the governor of New York.
CNN suspended one of its key anchors Chris Cuomo after the New York attorney general’s office released an official document that showcased the journalist “being more deeply involved than previously known in helping his brother former Governor Andrew Cuomo, respond to allegations of sexual allegations.”
According to the news network – the suspension of the infamous anchorperson is said to be “indefinite”
The official statement released by CNN stated “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions,” the network said in a statement. “When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” CNN added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
The suspension came into action on an immediate basis. The documents were released as part of Attorney General Letitia James’ inquiry about Chris’s brother Andrew Cuomo during his tenure as the governor of the state of New York.
Andrew Cuomo resigned from the post of governor in August after the report was released by the attorney general which gave out precarious details about Andrew Cuomo acting inappropriately with as many as 11 women while in the office.
The newly made public report also included emails and text messages as well as the transcripts of Chris Cuomo’s testimony which were later shown on CNN in the program “Cuomo Primetime”.
The anchorperson is said to be in touch with his brother since the emergence of the scandal in March and had been his closest aid.
These newly published details about the role of Chris Cuomo raise concerns about his role as a journalist and his connections in the media while trying to help his brother deal with the “avalanche of allegations”