Television journalist Chris Cuomo.
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A sexual misconduct allegation led to the firing of CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo, legal professional Debra Katz stated Sunday.
Katz stated her shopper, whom she declined to title, got here ahead after Cuomo made feedback on-air relating to caring about sexual harassment points and following the revelation that he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reply to sexual harassment allegations.
“Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN,” Katz stated in an announcement.
She reported the allegations to CNN, she stated, and provided to present “documentary evidence” of her allegations.
“My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women,” Katz stated.
Steven Goldberg, a spokesperson for Chris Cuomo, issued an announcement earlier Sunday denying the allegations.
“To the extent that they were sent to CNN to negate what Chris Cuomo told his audience, he fully stands by his on-air statements about his connection to these issues, both professionally and in a profoundly personal way. If the goal in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that may explain his unwarranted termination,” Goldberg stated.
The information community on Saturday stated it fired Chris Cuomo after “new information” got here to mild throughout a overview of how he helped his brother with injury management amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Chris Cuomo was initially placed on an indefinite suspension after the New York state Attorney General launched paperwork displaying that the TV persona had a a lot bigger position advising Andrew Cuomo’s aides than beforehand recognized.
— CNBC’s Brian Schwartz contributed to this report.