CNN suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely on Tuesday, one day after the New York state attorney general’s office released transcripts showing the extent of his involvement in assisting his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), as he faced multiple allegations of sexual assault.
The new detail regarding the extent of Chris Cuomo’s involvement with his brother’s scandal prompted a wave of calls for his firing. Earlier Tuesday one of Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, Charlotte Bennett, issued a statement calling on CNN to terminate his brother.
“Anything short of firing Chris Cuomo reflects a network lacking both morals and a backbone,” she said.
Many media professionals had long called for Cuomo to be taken off the air, but CNN resisted such action for months.
Chris Cuomo has yet to speak out on the news of his suspension. On his SiriusXM radio show Tuesday, he spoke out about the allegations against his brother, and argued he was forced to resign as New York’s governor, in part, because “the media never really liked him.”