CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been fired with immediate effect for helping his politician brother Andrew while he was battling sex abuse allegations.
In a statement, CNN said:
“We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.
New documents showed Chris’s work for his older brother Andrew, the former New York governor. The documents showed “a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew”, according to CNN.
CNN said in a statement on Tuesday:
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly.
“But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew.”
Andrew Cuomo resigned as Governor of New York in August of this year after prosecutors said he harassed staff.