Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely by CNN over his efforts to defend his brother, Andrew Cuomo.
CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo after details came to light surrounding his involvement with his brother, the former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
It is a decision that was reached following the release of new documents that revealed the extent to which Chris helped his brother while he was battling abuse allegations.
But, it’s a decision that has divided opinions…
Documents released by New York Attorney General, Letitia James, reveal that Chris frequently asked his brother’s team to let him play a larger role in his brother’s defense, the BBC reports.
Chris has previously admitted that he helped his brother while dealing with the allegations, but he always maintained that his involvement was minimal. However, the documents revealed that Chris was further involved than he previously admitted.
A spokesperson for CNN explained that “the New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits” that have shed a “new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense.”
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
The spokesperson continued to add that Cuomo admitted that “he had offered advice to his brother’s staff” which turn meant that “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,” they said.
They then noted that the new documents have revealed that Cuomo had “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.”
Anderson Cooper will now cover Chris’ 9pm show by extending his show to 2 hours.
What do you think of his suspension?