CNN announced, on Tuesday, the indefinite suspension of one of its star broadcasters, Chris Cuomo, After the meeting they tried to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when he was accused by several women of sexual harassment at the beginning of the year.
The media outlet’s decision comes after New York State Attorney General Letitia James posted on Monday Documents revealed that the presenter of the program tried to help the former governor’s press team in managing the crisis, giving advice and trying to use its sources to find out if more women are planning to accuse the politician in public.
Documents including We had no knowledge before it was publishedraises serious questions” CNN.
“When Chris admitted that he had given advice to his brother’s team, he broke our rules, and we admitted it publicly.”He adds the letter, which asserts however that the chain understands that Chris Cuomo was in an “exceptional situation” and that he prioritized his family over his work.
“However, these documents indicate a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we know so far,” emphasize CNN, which says it has suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely “until further evaluation.”
In numerous emails and text messages between the broadcaster and employees of the former governor, who finally resigned last August after a report that concluded he had molested 11 women, the journalist repeatedly offered his help, trying to obtain information about the articles. From other media about inappropriate sexual behavior of a politician.
Until now, CNN He had refused to take action against Chris Cuomo, despite information that his employee had participated in meetings that discussed the strategy that his brother’s political team should follow.
Andrew Cuomo, who has devoted his life to politics and has been Governor of New York for more than a decade, and Chris Cuomo, one of the stars CNNThey are the sons of Mario Cuomo, who was also the district’s governor, and they have a close relationship that surfaced in several of the governor’s press conferences during the early months of the pandemic.
(With information from EFE)