The Cuomo family has a long history in New York. The father, Mario served as the New York Governor for three terms, from 1983 to 1994. His son Andrew also served as the governor of New York from 2011 until resigning in 2021 and his son Chris has (had) been with CNN since February 8, 2013.
Unlike their father, the Cuomo boys have gone off the rails bringing shame and legal problems upon themselves and the family name.
BREAKING: CNN says host Chris Cuomo is 'suspended indefinitely' after it was revealed he used his media sources to find out info on brother Andrew’s accusers – https://t.co/yl2SuCfquf pic.twitter.com/lwoeRhOxji
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Chris Cuomo had previously apologized for advising Andrew Cuomo’s senior political aides, an industry taboo by him for crossing the line between journalists and lawmakers.
A public debate has been raging concerning if Chris should be let go by CNN for his indiscretions and with an assumption that he was hiding what actions he really did. The final answer is yes after thousands of pages of new evidence were released on Monday by the New York attorney general, Letitia James, revealing that the anchor’s role had been more intimate and involved than previously known.
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions,” CNN said in a statement on Tuesday.
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” the network said. “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 host Chris Cuomo has used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment.
Chris has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals. He was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators.
He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.
“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew Cuomo attempted to kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa: “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”
Chris Cuomo also guided DeRosa on writing statements for his older brother. On March 12, Chris Cuomo sent a text message to DeRosa with a full written statement for the governor.
“I will not resign, I cannot resign,” the texted statement reads. “I understand the political pressure I understand the stakes of political warfare, and that’s what this is… And I understand the conformity that can be forced by cancel culture,” it also says.
Well, New York, it’s a great time to stop supporting the Cuomo’s. Andrew resigned as your governor in shame and Chris is out at CNN for trying to hide Andrews’s unwanted sexual advances towards several women.