China News Service, December 1 According to a report by the US Chinese network, on November 30, local time, CNN stated that it had suspended Chris Cuomo's work "indefinitely". Because the new documents released this week indicate that Chris was closely involved in helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, defend a series of allegations of sexual misconduct.
According to reports, a CNN spokesperson said on November 30, “The New York Attorney General’s Office released records and evidence on Monday, giving us a new understanding of Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense. These documents were published before the public release. We don’t understand, they raise serious problems."
"When Chris admitted to us that he had provided advice to his brother's staff, he violated our rules, and we publicly acknowledged this," the spokesperson continued.
"But we also understand his unique position, and understand that he needs to put his family first and work second."
"However, these documents indicate that Chris's level of involvement is higher than we previously knew," the spokesperson added.
"As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation."
The documents released by the New York Attorney General Letitia James include text messages and interview records of investigators.
The documents included text messages between Chris Cuomo and Melissa De Rosa, then a senior assistant to Andrew Cuomo, which showed that he played a role in defending numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
The text messages also showed that when the accuser began to disclose Cuomo’s misconduct, Chris Cuomo tried to use his relationship in the press to help his brother’s team prepare.
Chris Cuomo told CNN viewers earlier this year that he "never influenced or tried to control CNN's coverage of my family." In the question, he reiterated this point, saying: "If I try to influence CNN or other Any reports from places, I guarantee you people will know, and many others will know."
Although the report on the allegations of Andrew Cuomo’s sexual misconduct has been published, Littigia James’ office continues to conduct a separate investigation into allegations that he misused state resources to produce and promote his book.
Andrew Cuomo’s spokesperson responded to the latest records, documents and videos released by Letitia James’ office, saying in a statement: “New Yorkers are not fools, Letitia James and her colleagues The obvious misuse of government resources to harm political opponents is both obvious and disgusting. It is immoral and illegal."
On November 22, the Judicial Committee of the New York State Assembly issued an investigation report on the impeachment of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, stating that it had found "overwhelming evidence" showing that he had sexual harassment during his tenure.
Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York State in August this year due to a sexual harassment scandal.
At that time, he admitted that he had hugged and kissed some women on the cheek, or called certain people with words such as "sweetheart, dear".
However, he argued that this was a way of showing kindness or politeness to others, without any bad intentions.Keywords: