크리스 쿠오모, CNN 해고 전 전 동료로부터 성추행 혐의로 기소

크리스 쿠오모, CNN 해고 전 전 동료로부터 성추행 혐의로 기소

크리스 쿠오모 was accused of sexual misconduct in the days before his termination from CNN.

안에 성명 released Sunday, attorney Debra Katz said she contacted the network on Wednesday to report her client’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo.

By Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client’s allegations and making my client available for an interview with CNN’s outside counsel. 지난 밤, CNN acted promptly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. 쿠오모,” 성명서는 말했다.

My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women,” Katz added, noting that the unidentified womanwill continue to cooperate with CNN’s investigation into her allegations.

Katz also said, “In the wake of public sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo looked directly into the camera and told viewers of 쿠오모 프라임 타임, ‘I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that.'

그녀는 계속했다, “Subsequently, the Attorney General released jaw-dropping documentary evidence demonstrating that Chris Cuomo played an active role in attempting to smear women whom the Attorney General concluded had made serious allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against the Governor. 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 said in a statement to 뉴욕 타임즈 on Saturday that the allegation against the journalist, which was made by a former junior colleague at another network, ~였다 “unrelated to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo matter.Katz is also the lawyer for Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Andrew, who accused the former New York governor of sexual harassment in February.

Steven Goldberg, a spokesperson for Chris, denied the allegations made against his client on Sunday in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

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 said.

스토리를 놓치지 마세요. 사람들의 무료 일간 뉴스레터 PEOPLE이 제공하는 최고의 최신 정보를 유지하기 위해, 흥미진진한 유명인 뉴스부터 흥미진진한 스토리까지.

A spokesperson for CNN told PEOPLE on Tuesday that Chris was suspended by the network indefinitely after information released by the New York Attorney General the day beforeshed new lighton the anchor’s involvement in defending his brother against sexual misconduct allegations.

“그 문서들, 공개 출시 전에 우리가 알지 못했던, raise serious questions,” the network said in a statement at the time. “Chris가 동생의 직원에게 조언을 제공했다고 인정했을 때, 그는 우리의 규칙을 어겼고 우리는 공개적으로. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.

앤드류 쿠오모; 크리스 쿠오모

앤드류 쿠오모; 크리스 쿠오모
앤드류 쿠오모, 크리스 쿠오모
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Chris briefly addressed the suspension on his SiriusXM show 그 이후에 가자 다음날: “말하는 것조차 괴로워. 부끄럽다. But I understand it and I understand why people feel the way they do about what I did. 나는 과거에 사과했다. 진심이야. It’s the last thing I wanted to do was compromise any of my colleagues and do anything but help.

CNN announced the decision to fire Chris in a statement on Saturday, 주목 “additional information has come to lightwhile evaluating the journalist’s involvement in the defense of his brother Andrew, WHO resigned as governor of New York in August following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this weekend pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,” said the statement. “We retained a respected law firm to conduct a review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.

안에 separate statement of his own, 전자 Cuomo Prime Time host said this is not how he wanted his time at the network to end.

So let me say now as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive timeslot,” Chris wrote. “I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.