DEVELOPING STORY: CNN just announced they have suspended scandal-plagued host Chris Cuomo indefinitely. The decision came after the network faced fierce scrutiny for not taking quicker action against Cuomo.
Court documents indicate the left-wing news anchor was heavily involved in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, cover up sexual misconduct allegations.
“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,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “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,” the spokesperson continued. “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,” the spokesperson added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
CNN staffers are demanding that Cuomo be fired.
“How does he still have a job at the network? He’s not a journalist,” one staffer told the New York Post.
“‘Cuomo Prime Time’ has the lowest ratings to date. The viewers no longer trust him. His reign at CNN has to end.”
Another said, “Chris Cuomo enabled a sexual predator, the former governor of New York. He needs to immediately resign or CNN must fire him.
“Does Chris Cuomo have any journalistic integrity? No.”
New: CNN has suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely. Here’s the full statement from the network. pic.twitter.com/G7aEYgsL6K— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2021