CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake Chris Cuomo advises big brother, embattled Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, not to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations now that a probe concluded the governor indeed sexually harassed multiple women.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Cuomo, which included interviews with 179 people, found that Cuomo harassed current and former staff members from 2013 to 2020. In May, CNN host Chris Cuomo issued an apology to his colleagues after it was reported that he offered political advice to his brother.
CNN admitted that its primetime host engaged in “inappropriate” strategy meetings with the Gov. Cuomo’s team earlier this year. A Washington Post report revealed the CNN anchor joined conference calls with top aides to the governor as charges of harassment mounted and prompted calls from both sides of the aisle for his resignation.
Sources told the paper the younger Cuomo urged his brother to not step down and even invoked “cancel culture,” a talking point the governor used back in March while engaging with reporters. At the time, CNN acknowledged Chris Cuomo’s involvement to Fox News but said he would not be disciplined for his conduct.
“By allowing Chris Cuomo to keep his job and not face any suspension for advising his brother to not apologize and push on, CNN enabled this sexual miscreant, the Governor of New York,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck tweeted. “CNN, good luck lecturing people about decency and doing the right thing,” Houck added.
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