In Wrongful Termination Complaint, Chris Cuomo Claims CNN Also Advised Brother

Chris Cuomo was a former newscaster at CNN The late last year fired employee is requesting an arbitrator award him $125million to cover what he says was awrongful termination.

In his complaint Cuomo claimsHe claims that his firing has made obtaining work related to his current job more difficult. He also claims that he was fired because of actions that other anchors within the company were involved in. CNN itself.

The network’s former head, Jeff Zucker, fired Cuomo in December after the news personality gave advice to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D), on sexual assault and harassment claims against him. These actions are against the ethical guidelines that journalists strive to follow.

Cuomo was suspended, and subsequently fired, due to “his involvement with his brother’s defense,” the network said at the time.

According to Cuomo’s complaint against CNNCuomo had, however, been open with the network about working alongside his brother. Cuomo also claims that the network was involved in helping the former governor of New York respond to sexual assault allegations.

“It should be obvious by now that Chris Cuomo did not lie to CNN About his brother. In fact, as the limited information released from Warner Media’s investigation makes clear, CNN’s highest-level executives not only knew about Chris’ involvement in helping his brother but also actively assisted the governor, both through Chris and directly themselves,” said Cuomo’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman.

The complaint also stated that the other CNNPeople have acted in similar ways. Don Lemon, for instance, offered advice to Jussie, who is alleged that he faked being a victim to a hate crime. Jake Tapper provided advice to another politician, Cuomo stated in his complaint against the network.

Neither of those two individuals have faced repercussions for their actions, showcasing the network’s hypocrisy, Cuomo maintains.

Cuomo interviewed his older brother nine times in 2020This was against a network policy that had previously stated that he should not do so as it would be a conflict. During those interviews, Chris Cuomo frequently praised his brother’s handling of the pandemic, calling him “the best politician in the country” and saying that he was “wowed” by his brother’s response to the crisis, even as his administration underreported the number of nursing home deathsThe virus is intentionally designed to mislead the public.

Freedman alleges that changes to network policy were made “in a calculated decision to boost ratings.”

“When those practices were called into question, Chris was made the scapegoat,” Freedman added.

After several women complained that Andrew Cuomo had behaved inappropriately towards them during his many years in New York Politics, the network dropped Andrew Cuomo from being a guest on its program. Letitia James, the state attorney general, issued a report11 women gave accounts claiming that the former governor sexually harassed or assaulted them. He also kissed them inappropriately and, in some cases, groped them without their consent.

Cuomo was acquitted of all charges in January. prosecutors cited insufficient evidenceto continue the investigation.

Despite the fact that most New Yorkers still viewing him disfavorablyAndrew Cuomo suggested recently that he might return to state politics and that he could run for governor again someday. possibly even form his own political party in order to do so.

“I’ve done it before. My father’s done it before,” he said, regarding the latter possibility.