CNN may finally have to cut ties with Cuomo Prime Time host Chris Cuomo.
New text messages released Monday by Attorney General Letitia James reveal the extent to which the CNN host coached his brother, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his sexual harassment scandal; 11 women came forward with claims against the governor.
“At one point — on March 7, just a week after Andrew Cuomo authorized James to commission an outside probe — [Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa] wrote [Chris Cuomo], ‘Rumor going around from politico 1-2 more ppl coming out tomorrow,’” the New York Post reports.
“Can u check your sources,” she added.
“On it,” Chris Cuomo responded.
Later that day, he texted her: “No resign. No resign. No resign.”
She responded, “No resign.”
“During a July 15 interview with investigators hired by James, Chris Cuomo described contacting ‘another journalist’ about a planned New Yorker magazine article about his brother by Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for helping expose sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein,” the Post continues.
“And did you tell anyone at CNN that you were contacting journalists about whether the Ronan Farrow piece about your brother would be coming out?” lawyer Jennifer Kennedy Park asked.
“No, not specifically,” Chris Cuomo answered.
Kennedy Park then asked if it was “out of the ordinary” for him “to make calls on behalf of the executive chamber or behalf of your brother.”
“Well, I didn’t see it that way,” he said.
CNN has finally issued a statement on the matter, suggesting that this time, Cuomo’s job may actually be in jeopardy.
“The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration,” a statement from CNN said. “We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”
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