CNN suspends host Chris Cuomo over defense of ex-governor brother

CNN suspends host Chris Cuomo over defense of ex-governor brother

Top CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been suspended “indefinitely” from the network after new details emerged about his efforts to do damage control for his brother, ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during a sexual harassment scandal.

CNN announced the move in a statement on Tuesday, saying that newly released documents from the New York Attorney General’s office raised “serious questions” about Cuomo’s conduct. The network claimed that while it was aware Cuomo had given his brother “advice” during the harassment controversy, it did not realize the extent of his involvement.

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“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second,” CNN said. 

“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew.

As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation

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