CNN fires host Chris Cuomo after helping brother in sexual harassment scandal

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CNN announced Saturday that its popular TV host Chris Cuomo has been terminated following revelations that he had aided his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, after he was accused of sexually harassing multiple women.

CNN fires host Chris Cuomo after helping brother in sexual harassment scandal
© Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File FILE – New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appears during a news conference about COVID-19 at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Dec. 3, 2020, left, and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Dec. 9, 2018.

Chris was suspended earlier in the week after new information came to light of his involvement with his brother’s defence, leaving his future with the news organization up in the air.

Now CNN has said in a statement released Saturday afternoon that after retaining a “respected law firm to conduct the review,” Chris has been terminated, effective immediately.

“While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” CNN said. “Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”

It is unknown what that additional information is.

Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to avoid a likely impeachment.

More to come.

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