CNN star Chris Cuomo has been indefinitely suspended from the network over recently-uncovered messages that appear to show him trying to help brother Andrew during the former New York governor’s sexual harassment scandal.

A spokesperson for CNN said on Tuesday: “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.”

Cuomo, a CNN journalist and primetime host, is the brother of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was forced to resign after allegations of sexual assault were made against him earlier this year.

According to new documents released this week, Chris Cuomo was in contact with one of his brother’s top aides Melissa DeRosa and offered to help craft his defense against the shock claims.

In the wake of the information coming to light, many have called for Cuomo to be fired or step down from his cable TV show on CNN, with an article in The Atlantic stating: “Chris Cuomo Must Go.”

CNN released a statement on the messages on Monday, reading: “The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration.

“We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”

Cuomo did not comment on the story during his show on Monday night.

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  • CHRIS CUOMO IS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY FROM CNN

    Journalist Dylan Byers reports that Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely while CNN investigates allegations that he advised his brother Andrew Cuomo through his sexual harassment scandal.

  • VIEWERS SMAL CHRIS CUOMO FOR NOT ADDRESSING SCANDAL ON AIR

    During his show on Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo did not address allegations that he served as an adviser for brother Andrew Cuomo during the former New York governor’s sex scandal.

  • DID CHRIS CUOMO GET COVID?

    Chris was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year and announced his wife tested positive as well.

    A day after, his wife Cristina opened up about her diagnosis on Instagram and wrote: “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

    “Covid-19 got me. A seemingly sinus-related infection was my first symptom.”

    Cristina explained she took a naturopathic route to fight the virus.

    Chris recovered after contracting COVID-19 on March 31.

    He reportedly used a special Chinese herb, some Peruvian plant bark, and a nightly dose of CBD to try to speed up the recovery process.

    Upon his diagnosis, he revealed he would continue hosting Cuomo Prime Time from his home.

  • WHO IS CHRIS CUOMO’S WIFE?

    Cristina Cuomo, 51, describes herself as a mother-of-three, a wellness worshiper, and the founder of Hamptons wellness publication the Purist.

    The Southhampton, Long Island, native married Chris Cuomo on November 24, 2001.

    She previously attended Cornell University, a private university in Ithaca, New York.

    “Education, the environment, technology, and community service – these are the things that are important – but when I had three children, quality of life and health opened my heart to the world many parents live in: the world of wellness,” Cristina wrote in the About Us section of ThePuristOnline.

    “The Purist is the place to discover ways to refine and define the life you seek. Here, you will find strength, equilibrium, peace of mind, lots of laughter, and loads of love.”

  • HOW OLD IS CHRIS CUOMO?

    Chris recently came under fire after it was reported he had taken part in advising his brother, Andrew Cuomo, on a response to alleged sexual assault allegations against him.

    Chris is currently 51 years old.

  • WHAT DID CHRIS CUOMO SAY TO MELISSA DEROSA ABOUT ‘A LEAD’?

    New York Attorney General Letitia James released new documents on Monday that “show how Chris mixed his roles as brother and broadcaster,” The Atlantic reported.

    The documents show that he texted a top aide to former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”

    The woman in reference was an individual who complained that former Governor Andrew had made “an unwanted advance at a wedding,” the outlet noted.

    “When asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out,” Chris explained in an interview with James’ office.

    He claimed he had only been seeking information about whether other complaints against his brother were coming, not trying to get information on his accusers.

    “I would never do oppo research on anybody alleging anything like this. I’m not in the oppo research business,” Chris Cuomo reportedly said.

  • WHAT DID CNN SAY ABOUT CHRIS CUOMO’S INVOLVEMENT?

    After that revelation, CNN then made a statement acknowledging Chris Cuomo’s involvement was a mistake.

    “Chris has not been involved in CNN’s extensive coverage of the allegations against Governor Cuomo — on air or behind the scenes,” CNN said in a statement at the time.

    “In part because, as he has said on his show, he could never be objective. But also because he often serves as a sounding board for his brother,” the statement read.

    It continues, “However, it was inappropriate to engage in conversations that included members of the Governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges. He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”

    Previously, CNN said it would not discipline Cuomo.

  • CHRIS CUOMO REPORTEDLY ADVISED GOVERNOR BROTHER BEFORE RESIGNATION

    Chris Cuomo advised former Governor Andrew Cuomo on how to respond to the sexual harassment allegations against him, The Washington Post reported on May 20.

    Chris encouraged Andrew to remain defiant and not resign from his position.

    He also reportedly used the term “cancel culture” as a cause to stand firm against the claims.

    The series of conference calls that occurred shortly after the allegations were made public earlier in 2021 and included him, Andrew, the governor’s top aide, his communications team, lawyers, and outside advisers, the outlet reported at the time.

  • CALLS FOR CUOMO TO RESIGN

    In the wake of revelations that Chris Cuomo was was in contact with one of his brother’s top aides, Melissa DeRosa, and offered to help craft his defense against the shocking allegations against him months ago, some believe the TV journalist needs to resign from his position or be fired.

    “The fallout from Andrew Cuomo’s departure has made Chris Cuomo’s position untenable,” David A Graham wrote for The Atlantic.

    “He should resign; if he doesn’t, CNN should sack him.”

  • WHAT WERE THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST FORMER GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO?

    A 168-page document detailing allegations of “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching” against the governor was published in August by the office of Attorney General Letitia James.

    An executive summary of the findings read, “Specifically, we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”

  • WHEN DID ANDREW CUOMO RESIGN?

    Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced calls to resign after a damning report was released regarding his alleged misconduct with several women.

    Attorney General Letitia James led the investigation into Cuomo‘s “inappropriate” behavior and allegations that he sexually harassed a number of women.

    In a shocking turn of events, Cuomo officially resigned from his position as NYS governor on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

  • CNN IS ‘SEEKING CLARITY’ IN RELATION TO CHRIS CUOMO

    Chris Cuomo was in contact with one of his brother’s top aides, Melissa DeRosa, and offered to help craft his defense against the shocking claims against him, according to new documents released this week.

    CNN released a statement on the messages on Monday, reading: “The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration.”

    “We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”

  • WHAT DID CHRIS CUOMO SAY ABOUT HIS BROTHER ANDREW CUOMO, CONTINUED

    “Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively. And they will continue to do so. I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that,” he added at the time.

    “There’s a lot of news going on that matters also. So let’s get after that,” Chris added.

    Chris made his announcement before moving on to news he felt he could ethically cover instead.

  • WHAT DID CHRIS CUOMO SAY ABOUT HIS BROTHER ANDREW CUOMO?

    In the midst of Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal, Chris Cuomo got brought into it after he refused to address the investigation on his CNN segment back in August of 2021.

    Despite the results of the investigation being revealed, Chris went through several segments about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the US instead of addressing his brother on August 3.

    At the height of Andrew’s sexual harassment scandal, Chris said on Cuomo Prime Time it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to cover the allegations against his brother.

    At the time, Chris said: “Before we start tonight, let me say something that I’m sure is very obvious to you, who watch my show. And thank you for that.”

    “You’re straight with me. I’ll be straight with you. Obviously, I’m aware of what’s going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it, because he is my brother.”

  • DOES CHRIS CUOMO HAVE KIDS?

    Chris and his wife Cristina have three children together, two girls and a boy.

    The couple got married back in November 2001.

    Bella Cuomo, the couple’s oldest child, is 18 years old, while Mario the middle child is three years younger.

    The Cuomo’s youngest of the brood, Carolina, is 11.

    While not much is known about Mario and Carolina, Bella is known for her social media following.

  • WHO IS CHRIS CUOMO, CONTINUED

    The 51-year-old American TV journalist and political commentator was the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent before his time at CNN and was also the co-anchor for ABC’s 20/20.

    He attended Yale, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and Fordham, where he earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1995.

    He is also a licensed attorney.

  • WHO IS CHRIS CUOMO?

    Cuomo is a journalist, best known as the presenter of Cuomo Prime Time.

    His brother, Andrew Cuomo, resigned as New York State Governor due to sexual harassment allegations in August 2021.

    He is also the son of ex-New York Governor Mario Cuomo.



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