In a statement released on Saturday, Dec. 4, CNN announced it had fired Chris Cuomo, one of the network’s most prominent hosts. Cuomo’s termination is “effective immediately,” according to the statement.
Cuomo allegedly advised his brother, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, on how to deal with multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Andrew Cuomo resigned earlier this year and is reportedly under federal investigation. It has been further alleged that the former governor’s younger brother went as far as gathering information on some of the accusers, using his media contacts.
The CNN statement, posted on Twitter just after 5 pm, said:
“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. 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.”
The former host of Cuomo Prime Time, who has not denied trying to help his brother, called the network’s decision “disappointing.”
Liberty Nation will keep you updated as this story develops.