Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo stated he is dropping his SiriusXM radio show, a choice that adopted a sexual harassment allegation.
“While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult,” Cuomo stated in a Twitter submit Monday. He stated he is stepping again to “focus on what comes next.”
After the announcement, SiriusXM stated that Cuomo’s “Let’s Get After It” will now not air and thanked him for his work. The show started in 2018.
The harassment declare in opposition to Chris Cuomo turned recognized shortly after CNN lower ties with him. The girl, who has chosen to stay nameless, took her allegations to CNN on Wednesday by way of her lawyer, Debra Katz.
Legal professional Debra Katz said Sunday her shopper was the sufferer of “serious sexual misconduct” by Cuomo and that she had contacted CNN concerning the lady’s allegations on December 1.
Katz didn’t give any specifics concerning the alleged conduct which, if it occurred, might have occurred earlier than Cuomo joined CNN in 2013. Previous to that, he labored at ABC Information, which did not instantly reply Monday to questions on Cuomo’s tenure there.
Chris Cuomo, by way of a spokesman, has stated the harassment claims have been unfaithful. “If the goal in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that may explain his unwarranted termination,” the spokesman stated.
Katz additionally tied Cuomo’s firing to the accusations, saying in an announcement that “CNN acted promptly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo.”
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Chris Cuomo was criticized for breaching journalism ethics by making an attempt to assist his brother Andrew Cuomo take care of his personal harassment allegations whereas serving as New York’s governor. He has beforehand acknowledged involvement in his older brother’s response to the allegations, however new paperwork make clear his day-to-day communications with a prime aide to the governor. CNN had suspended the youthful Cuomo after studying that his actions have been extra intensive than beforehand thought, then fired him 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,” CNN wrote. “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.”
Cuomo has stated he was merely making an attempt to assist his older brother.
The U.S. Division of Justice started a civil inquiry in August into sexual harassment claims made in opposition to former Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York officers disclosed Thursday. The precise nature of the inquiry and its present standing have been unclear.
The workplace of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took workplace when Cuomo resigned in August, stated it employed a regulation agency in October to deal with “matters relating to ongoing investigations inherited from the previous administration,” and that a type of issues was an investigation by the Justice Division’s civil rights division and the U.S. legal professional’s workplace in Brooklyn.
In his submit Monday, Chris Cuomo stated the way in which his time at CNN ended was “hard.” He was grateful for the help he is obtained from SiriusXM, Cuomo stated, thanking his “loyal listeners” and including that he seems to be ahead to “being back in touch with you all in the future.”