Chris Cuomo, who was fired by CNN on Saturday following an investigation into the extent of his aid to his brother Andrew, is now facing a new accusation of sexual misconduct himself.
Debra Katz, an attorney representing Andrew Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett, told the New York Times that she had contacted CNN on Wednesday about another client with an accusation of misconduct by Chris Cuomo. Katz did not detail the accusations by the woman, described as a “junior colleague” at another network, but said they were “unrelated to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo matter.”
A CNN rep acknowledged that the new accusation might have played a role in the network’s decision to expedite Cuomo’s ouster. “Based on the report we received regarding Chris’s conduct with his brother’s defense, we had cause to terminate” a rep said. “When new allegations came to us this week, we took them seriously, and saw no reason to delay taking immediate action.”