Chris Cuomo Suspended Indefinitely By CNN For Role In Brother's Sex Scandal

CNN has suspended anchor Chris "Fredo" Cuomo indefinitely

It comes after New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report that detailed his personal involvement in using his media contacts to assist his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he dealt with numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Fredo Cuomo worked to dig up intel on his brother’s accusers.

Cuomo also lied about his role to CNN viewers, playing a more active role than he claimed.

CNN said in a statement yesterday:

"The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense. The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. 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. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation."

The New York Posts reports that the text messages and investigative interview transcripts by AG Letitia James:

“ how Chris Cuomo desperately scrambled to assist his big brother — even by reaching out to “sources” in the news industry for information — despite publicly claiming that all he did was “listen” and “offer my take.”...
Among other things, the evidence compiled by James shows that Chris Cuomo — who’s come under fire for advising his brother, 63, amid the scandal — told investigators that he tried to keep Alec Baldwin from advocating on Andrew Cuomo’s behalf.
Dozens of text messages also show Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, then Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, discussing how to respond to the mounting allegations and his brother’s accusers.
At one point — on March 7, just a week after Andrew Cuomo authorized James to commission an outside probe — DeRosa wrote, “Rumor going around from politico 1-2 more ppl coming out tomorrow.”
“Can u check your sources,” she added.
“On it,” Chris Cuomo responded.
Later that day, he texted her: “No resign. No resign. No resign.”
She responded, “No resign.”
During a July 15 interview with investigators hired by James, Chris Cuomo described contacting “another journalist” about a planned New Yorker magazine article about his brother by Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for helping expose sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
“And did you tell anyone at CNN that you were contacting journalists about whether the Ronan Farrow piece about your brother would be coming out?” lawyer Jennifer Kennedy Park asked.
“No, not specifically,” Chris Cuomo answered.
Kennedy Park then asked if it was “out of the ordinary” for him “to make calls on behalf of the executive chamber or behalf of your brother.”
“Well, I didn’t see it that way,” he said.
Chris Cuomo further claimed that “the idea of one reporter calling another to find out about what’s coming down the pipe is completely business-as-usual.”

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