Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Chris Cuomo Fired by CNN For Helping Ex-Gov Bro, Then Hit with Sexual Harassment Accusation by Network Employee


The piling on against (now ex) CNN anchor and host Chris Cuomo has begun.

First CNN fired him for somehow helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was under attack and had to resign over sexual harassment charges.

Then, on top of being fired yesterday, Chris was then hit with his own sexual harassment charges by a former CNN employee, which, of course, he denied.

Ironically, Donald Trump, sued by various women for rape and sexual malfeasance, who also supported an insurrection at the Capitol during his last two weeks in office, walks around scot-free planning to run again for president. Go figure.

Anyway, Debra S. Katz, the lawyer for Chris Cuomo’s alleged victim, has this to say:

“In the wake of public sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo looked directly into the camera and told viewers of Cuomo Prime Time, ‘I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that.’  Subsequently, the Attorney General released jaw-dropping documentary evidence demonstrating that Chris Cuomo played an active role in attempting to smear women whom the Attorney General concluded had made serious allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against the Governor.  Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN. 

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, I contacted CNN to report my client’s allegations of misconduct against Chris Cuomo.  By Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client’s allegations and making my client available for an interview with CNN’s outside counsel.  Last night, CNN acted promptly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo.

My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women.  She will continue to cooperate with CNN’s investigation into her allegations.  Given the nature of her allegations, she wishes to remain anonymous, and we ask that you respect this decision.”

Here’s the link to Chris Cuomo’s testimony from last July concerning NY State Attorney General Letitia James’s case against Andrew Cuomo.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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