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.”