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CNN fires Chris Cuomo after review of how he helped brother Andrew Cuomo

Chris Cuomo attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City.

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CNN fired primetime anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after “new information” got here to mild throughout a review of how he helped his brother and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reply to sexual harassment allegations.

The information community stated it has retained a legislation agency and can proceed with its investigation “as appropriate” regardless of Cuomo’s termination. CNN didn’t present additional element on what data was uncovered throughout its review.

Cuomo, in a press release Saturday, stated he was dissatisfied in CNN’s determination.

Cuomo, who has been an anchor at CNN for nearly a decade was initially placed on an indefinite suspension after the New York state Attorney General launched paperwork exhibiting that the TV persona had a a lot bigger function advising Andrew Cuomo’s aides than beforehand identified.

Chris Cuomo, who was the top-rated anchor at CNN, instructed investigators he talked with sources within the media to hunt intelligence on a minimum of one of his brother’s accusers, based on transcripts.

Cuomo’s termination comes after one of Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, Charlotte Bennett, known as on the information community to fireside him.

The former governor has denied wrongdoing. He resigned in August after Attorney General Letitia James, a fellow Democrat who’s now operating for governor herself, launched the damning report that included accusations in opposition to Andrew Cuomo from a few dozen girls

Ratings for Chris Cuomo’s nightly present, “Cuomo Prime Time,” have been comparatively sturdy, however just lately they fell to a low level.

CNN announced last month that the present averaged 826,000 in whole viewers, “delivering the network’s highest rated program in total viewers.” The Wrap reported per week after the scores announcement that Cuomo’s program had hit an all-time low within the scores.

— CNBC’s Spencer Kimball contributed to this report.

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