Chris Cuomo denies allegations of sexual misconduct after being fired

The allegations were submitted to CNN on Wednesday by attorney Debra S. Katz, representing the unnamed plaintiff.


Anchor Chris Cuomo has denied allegations of sexual misconduct following CNN's dismissal.

Cuomo, one of the network stars, was the subject of an investigation, unrelated to allegations of misconduct, by a New York attorney general who concluded that Cuomo had helped his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to protect himself from sexual misconduct. allegations. However, following Cuomo's withdrawal from CNN, allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

Following his dismissal on Saturday, Cuomo denied the allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations were first reported by the New York Times.

"These anonymous allegations are not true. To the extent that they were sent to CNN to refute Chris Cuomo's comments to his audience, he is completely independent of his online statements about his relationship with the media, professionally and personally."

"If the purpose of making these false and untested allegations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, that would probably mean his dismissal for no reason."

The allegations were submitted to CNN on Wednesday by attorney Debra S. Katz, representing the unnamed plaintiff. Katz said on Saturday that his client was working with him as a teenager in Cuomo and that the situation was not related to the former New York Governor, reports the Times.

The unnamed plaintiff appeared after hearing Cuomo's statements on air in response to allegations made against his brother, in which Cuomo said "he is always very concerned about these problems, and that is very true. I wanted to tell you that," Katz said in a statement.

In a statement obtained by NBC News, Katz said that when his client heard "Chris Cuomo's hypocrisy on air and was disgusted with his attempts to discredit the women, my client kept the advice to report his serious sexual misconduct to CNN."

Katz said CNN "acted immediately" after hearing the allegations and fired Cuomo.

"My client came out in the open at this point because she felt like sharing her story with related documents, could help protect other women. She will continue to co-operate with CNN's investigation into her allegations," said Katz.

He further added that his client decided not to be named because of his allegations.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment by NBC News, but in a statement received by the Washington Post, the network said it had "kept a well-respected law firm" and would "properly investigate."

Although Katz said CNN "acted immediately" after the allegations, the network said it already had "reason to end" because of Cuomo and his brother's behavior. However, "when new allegations came our way this week, we took them seriously, and we saw no reason to delay taking immediate action." It did not specify what the allegations were, according to the Post.