The folks of CNN have officially forwarded news correspondent Chris Cuomo his walking papers following reports of discovered evidence that he allegedly helped his brother Andrew within his sexual harassment scandal!
The official CNN Twitter page made the announcement earlier this week citing that they had hired a law firm to investigate further into Chris’ involvement with the former Governor’s sexual assault case.
However today after gathering additional evidence, the decision was made to permanently remove him from the network.
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work,” says Chris in a forwarded statement.
Sources have confirmed that Chris involvement with the governor’s office was originally reported nearly several months ago.
Documents forwarded by New York Attorney General Letitia James following an investigation into the former governor reportedly indicated that while he was working as one of CNN’s top anchors, he was also consistently working as an unpaid aide to the his brother Andrew.
Sources confirm that a series of collected text messages show Chris allegedly using his connections in press to assist in helping Andrew’s team to prepare as accusers began to come forward.
“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that has 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,” reads a statement from CNN.
The statement continues, “While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”
Reports read that producers and staffers who work on the “Cuomo Prime Time” show will remain in place.