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CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-04 21:12:06-05

CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year.

The network suspended Chris Cuomo earlier in the week to investigate his involvement with his brother’s defense. CNN hired a law firm for the review.

"Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,” CNN said in a statement according to the New York Times and the Washington Post. “We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”

Cuomo's firing comes after his suspension anchor Tuesday following a report from the New York Attorney General's investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was released.

The report shows that Chris advised Andrew and reached out to his "sources" about the women accusing his brother of sexual misconduct.

Cuomo issued a statement on Twitter calling the decision disappointing. Even with the firing, CNN said it will continue to investigate Cuomo’s conduct “as appropriate.”