Famous TV presenter Chris Cuomo -which until last week occupied the prime time for the news network CNN– He indicated in his radio program on SiriusXM To the scandal that got him involved because he helped his brother –Andrew Cuomo, conservative New York– Attempting to avoid the serious accusations of sexual harassment leveled against him by several victims in parallel with his work as a journalist. as a result , The media company that made him famous has decided to suspend the broadcast of his show indefinitely.
“It hurts even to say that. It’s a shame. But I understand that. And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did. I’ve apologized in the past, and I mean it“, She said como while broadcasting your programme. “The last thing I wanted to do was involve any of my colleagues and do something other than help out. I know they have a process that they consider important. I respect this process, so I won’t talk about this anymore.“.
CNN On Tuesday, it announced the unlimited suspension of one of its star broadcasters 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’s decision comes after the New York State Attorney General, on Monday, Letitia James, Publish 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.”, adds the message, which nonetheless confirms that the series is aware that Chris Cuomo was in “exceptional positionAnd 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 get information about the articles. From other media about inappropriate sexual behavior of a politician.
Until now, CNN He refused to take action against Chris Cuomo, despite information that his employee had participated in meetings that discussed the strategy 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 children of Mario Cuomo, who was also the district’s governor, and have a close relationship that surfaced in the governor’s many press conferences during the early months of the pandemic.
(With information from USA Today and EFE). –