Fresh on the heels of his “indefinite” suspension and then firing from CNN over ill-advised efforts to help his famous brother deal with sexual misconduct allegations comes news that disgraced liberal media personality Chris Cuomo is now facing a similar accusation in his own right, as NPR reports.
In dismissing Cuomo from his coveted prime time role on the cable news outlet, network executives referenced the discovery of additional information regarding his involvement in assisting Democrat former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the scandal that ultimately forced him from office.
However, new reporting suggests that there may have been even more behind Cuomo’s departure, in that the now-former host had also been freshly accused of sexual harassment, as Breitbart also noted.
A day prior to the announcement of CNN’s decision about Cuomo’s future, attorney Debra Katz divulged the existence of an accusation lodged by a former co-worker of the prime time personality back when he was employed by ABC News.
Katz said that while her client hoped to remain anonymous, she “came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women,” NPR added.
The accuser’s attorney also stated that the accuser felt sincere outrage about Cuomo’s statement to CNN viewers claiming “profound” concern about those who have experienced sexual harassment, declaring it hypocritical posturing.
Once Cuomo’s termination was formalized, CNN head of communications, Matt Dornic, indicated that external counsel had already determined that the host engaged in fireable offenses with regard to the aid he provided his brother and that the network “saw no reason to delay taking immediate action, though he did not make mention of the latest twist in the story.
For his part, Cuomo branded the situation “disappointing,” and said, “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,” also avoiding the aforementioned accusation.
Cuomo spokesperson Steven Goldberg, however, told the New York Times that the sexual misconduct allegation referenced by Katz was untrue, but the target of that claim was, according to the New York Post, himself absent from his own radio show on Sirius XM Monday, in a sign that there may be much more to the latest revelations than is yet publicly known.