CNN host Chris Cuomo said Wednesday he never intended to compromise his colleagues by advising his brother and that his suspension from the network was “embarrassing.”
He mentioned his indefinite suspension on his SiriusXM show, “Let’s Get After It with Chris Cuomo”.
“Hi everyone. It’s Chris Cuomo. Let’s go,” he said to start the program. “Quick note on the obvious. I was suspended from CNN. … You already know that. It hurts to even say it. It’s embarrassing, but I understand it. And I understand why some people feel this. they feel about what I’ve done I’ve apologized in the past I’m serious It’s the last thing I wanted to do was compromise my coworkers and do anything but help.
“I know they have a process that they think is important. I respect this process, ”he added. “So I’m not going to talk about this more than this. So for now, let’s go, and there is a lot to be done on this point.
CNN suspended Cuomo on Tuesday after an investigation by the New York attorney general showed in more detail how he helped his brother, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct.
Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation has raised “serious questions” about Cuomo’s conduct, the network said in a statement this week.
“When Chris admitted to us that he offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we publicly admitted him,” the statement said. “But we also appreciated the unique position he found himself in and understood his need to put family first and work second. However, these documents indicate a greater involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously thought. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation. “
Andrew Cuomo, who faced the possibility of impeachment, resigned in August. He denied any wrongdoing.
Chris Cuomo, who has hosted “Cuomo Prime Time” since 2017, previously said advising his brother was a family affair and it was appropriate because he was not directly reporting on Albany, the state capital, to the ‘era.
Documents released Monday revealed that Cuomo had offered to help his brother find out how many women were accusing him of sexual harassment.
Cuomo said the advice he gave his brother was based on the truth.
“I am worried about my brother and I am worried that this is being handled in the best possible way,” he said of their discussions. “And my feeling was that, according to my basic mantra, you have to speak the truth and put yourself in front of these if you have something to say. And if you’ve got something to own, you must, too.
Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation as governor on August 10, saying, “I would never intentionally disrespect a woman, I would treat a woman differently than I would like her to be treated, and that is the honest truth from God.