CNN fires Chris Cuomo over role in brother’s harassment scandal

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CNN fires Chris Cuomo over role in brother’s harassment scandal
CNN fires Chris Cuomo over role in brother’s harassment scandal
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CNN has fired news anchor and correspondent Chris Cuomo amid an investigation into his efforts to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, deal with allegations of sexual misconduct, reports Aljazeera.

In a statement on Saturday, the network said “additional information” had come to light during its inquiry into Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s case.

Cuomo, 51, who hosted CNN’s most-watched prime-time news show, had been suspended on Tuesday.

He had admitted in May that he had broken some of the cable news network’s rules in advising his brother how to handle the allegations from a public relations perspective.

Andrew Cuomo, 63, was forced to step down as governor in August after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He has denied any wrongdoing.

In its statement, CNN said, “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense.”

“We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately,” it added.

The network did not provide details on the new information.

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