CNN fired host Chris Cuomo on Saturday because of "new information."
According to a lawyer, that ‘new information’ is from her client, who has accused Cuomo of "serious sexual misconduct".The lawyer also said that CNN was informed last Wednesday.
The lawyer for the alleged victim said her client decided to make the accusation after Chris Cuomo, in discussing the accusations against his brother, said,"I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so."
The woman was upset by"the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo's words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women.”
Cuomo issued a statement on Twitter:
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did.”
And a spokesman for Cuomo said,”These apparently anonymous allegations are not true.”
Source: CNN, The Guardian.
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