CNN US Fires Presenter Over Brother’s Sexual Harassment

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

CNN fired Chris Cuomo, his senior host and correspondent on Saturday (4/12) local time. Cuomo dismissed for allegedly helping his brother, former governor New York Andrew Cuomo came out of the trap of accusation sexual harassment.

Days before being fired, Cuomo was first suspended from CNN during the investigation.

“We retained a respected law firm to conduct a review and have terminated it effective immediately,” said a statement posted to CNN’s official communications Twitter account.

“While in the review process, additional information has been revealed,” he added.

The termination came after documents emerged showing Cuomo was offering advice to his politician’s brother. CNN considers Cuomo’s move to violate the company’s code of ethics.

“The documents, which we were not aware of before their release to the public, raise serious questions. These demonstrate a greater level of involvement than we previously knew,” a CNN spokesperson said on Tuesday (11/30).

“He (Andrew) is my brother and if I can help my brother, I do. If he wants me to hear something, I will. If he wants me to consider something, I will try,” Cuomo told investigators in July when asked about the advice he offered.

“He’s my brother, and I love him to death no matter what,” he said.

Previously, Andrew Cuomo was elected governor three times before stepping down in August after the New York Attorney General concluded he had sexually abused at least 11 women.

In October, Andrew Cuomo was charged with a minor sex crime for forced touching.

CNN said the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s actions was still ongoing.

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