Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Highly effective Individuals in Media cocktail reception in 2019 in New York. CNN fired Cuomo for the position he performed in protection of his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he fought sexual harassment prices. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP disguise caption
LOS ANGELES — Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo mentioned he is dropping his SiriusXM radio present, a choice that adopted a sexual harassment allegation.
« Whereas I’ve a thick pores and skin, I even have a household, for whom the previous week has been terribly tough, » Cuomo mentioned in a Twitter publish Monday. He mentioned he is stepping again to « concentrate on what comes subsequent. »
After the announcement, SiriusXM mentioned that Cuomo’s « Let’s Get After It » will not air and thanked him for his work. The present started in 2018.
Cuomo was criticized for breaching journalism ethics by attempting to assist his older brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, take care of his personal harassment allegations. CNN had suspended the youthful Cuomo after studying that his actions had been extra in depth than beforehand thought, then fired him Saturday.
Chris Cuomo has mentioned he was merely attempting to assist his brother.
The harassment declare turned recognized shortly after CNN minimize ties with him. The lady, who has chosen to stay nameless, took her allegations to CNN on Wednesday by her lawyer, Debra Katz.
Katz didn’t give any specifics in regards to the alleged habits which, if it occurred, could have occurred earlier than Cuomo joined CNN in 2013. Previous to that, he labored at ABC Information, which did not instantly reply Monday to questions on Cuomo’s tenure there.
Chris Cuomo, by a spokesman, has mentioned the harassment claims had been unfaithful. « If the objective in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that will clarify his unwarranted termination, » the spokesman mentioned.
Katz additionally tied Cuomo’s firing to the accusations, saying in an announcement that « CNN acted promptly on my consumer’s grievance and fired Mr. Cuomo. »
In his publish Monday, Cuomo mentioned the best way his time at CNN ended was « exhausting. » He was grateful for the assist he is acquired from SiriusXM, Cuomo mentioned, thanking his « loyal listeners » and including that he seems to be ahead to « being again in contact with you all sooner or later. »
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