CNN’s Chris Cuomo apologized to colleagues and viewers on air Thursday evening for giving recommendation to his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), on methods to publicly cope with sexual harassment allegations made towards him.
The Washington Post reported earlier Thursday that the youthful Cuomo joined the governor, his high aide, communications crew, legal professionals and others on a collection of convention calls to debate their response technique.
Nine girls got here ahead to accuse the governor of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct, together with three who mentioned Cuomo kissed them with out consent.
The “Cuomo Prime Time” host reportedly inspired his brother to take a “defiant” place and to not resign.
“Now, today there are stories out there about me offering my brother advice. Of course I do. This is no revelation. I have said it publicly, and I have certainly never hidden it,” Cuomo advised his viewers. “I can be objective about just about any topic. But not about my family.”
He added: “Like you, I bet, my family means everything to me. And I am fiercely loyal to them. I am family first, job second.”
CNN acknowledged in an announcement to the Post that it was inappropriate for Cuomo to affix conversations with the governor’s employees.
However, CNN mentioned he wouldn’t face self-discipline.
“It will not happen again,” Cuomo mentioned on air. “It was a mistake because I put my colleagues here, who I believe are the best in the business, in a bad spot. I never intended for that, I would never intend for that, and I’m sorry for that.”
He mentioned the community walled him off from masking his brother’s scandal and that he had “never tried to influence this network’s coverage of my brother.”
Last yr, the siblings confronted backlash for breaking journalistic requirements after the anchor interviewed his brother on CNN a number of occasions about his dealing with of the COVID-19 state of affairs in New York.
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