Tv journalist Chris Cuomo.
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A sexual misconduct allegation led to the firing of CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo, legal professional Debra Katz stated Sunday.
Katz stated her shopper, whom she declined to call, got here ahead after Cuomo made feedback on-air referring to caring about sexual harassment points and following the revelation that he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reply to sexual harassment allegations.
“Listening to the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air phrases and disgusted by his efforts to attempt to discredit these girls, my shopper retained counsel to report his severe sexual misconduct towards her to CNN,” Katz stated in an announcement.
She reported the allegations to CNN, she stated, and supplied to offer “documentary proof” of her allegations.
“My shopper got here ahead presently as a result of she felt in sharing her story and associated documentation, she may assist defend different girls,” Katz stated.
Steven Goldberg, a spokesperson for Chris Cuomo, issued an announcement earlier Sunday denying the allegations.
“To the extent that they have been despatched to CNN to negate what Chris Cuomo informed his viewers, he absolutely stands by his on-air statements about his connection to those points, each professionally and in a profoundly private manner. If the objective in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that will clarify his unwarranted termination,” Goldberg stated.
The information community on Saturday stated it fired Chris Cuomo after “new data” got here to mild throughout a overview of how he helped his brother with injury management amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Chris Cuomo was initially placed on an indefinite suspension after the New York state Lawyer Normal launched paperwork exhibiting that the TV persona had a a lot bigger position advising Andrew Cuomo’s aides than beforehand identified.
— CNBC’s Brian Schwartz contributed to this report.