CNN Fires Chris Cuomo

‘Terminated … Effective Immediately’

CNN: Investigation Will Continue!

‘Additional Information Has Come to Light’

CNN fired Cuomo Prime Time host Chris Cuomo after reviewing documents that showed Cuomo used his media sources to dig up information on his brother, former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s, sexual harassment accusers.

The network 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. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.

CNN declined to share the details of the “additional information” that has come to light.

On Monday, New York Attorney General Letitia James released text messages between Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, Andrew Cuomo’s top aide. These texts showed Cuomo used his media sources to help with his brother’s defense, essentially acting as an aide to Andrew Cuomo himself.

“Please let me help with the prep,” Cuomo texted DeRosa. In one message, Cuomo sent DeRosa a fully prepared statement for his brother to use in response to the sexual harassment accusations.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo attend a screening of "RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festiva at SVA

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After the release of these documents, CNN said they would do a “thorough review and consideration” of the files. CNN’s review continued on Tuesday when Cuomo was suspended indefinitely by the network. “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,” CNN said.

Cuomo called his termination “disappointing” in a statement posted to Twitter Saturday evening:

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.

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Man does everything within his power to help his brother.

If anyone is shocked by this, they don’t have siblings.

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Whatever he’s done the main thing is CNN has sacked him, the reason for that doesn’t really bother me. :wink:

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Cuomo is now suing CNN :rofl:

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"According to a statement from the Justice Department, Griffin used instant messaging apps last year to contact the parents of minor daughters, persuading them “to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive.”

A “woman is a woman regardless of her age,” he allegedly said.

In June he allegedly told one mother that her nine- and 13-year-old daughters should be “trained properly,” and paid $3,000 for the woman and the nine-year-old to fly from Nevada to Boston. From there he is accused of driving them to his house in Ludlow, Vermont, where “the daughter was directed to engage in, and did engage in, unlawful sexual activity.”

The accused pedophile also targeted two other minors. In one instance last April, he is accused of holding a “virtual training session” where he instructed a mother to undress and molest her 14-year-old daughter. In June he allegedly proposed that another mother bring her 16-year-old daughter to his house for a “little mother-daughter trip,” where the daughter would be abused."

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He looks like the type.

Still cant listen to that song without singing the alt lyrics in my head…what’s it been 5 years :rofl:

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