In an announcement released Saturday afternoon, the network revealed more information had come to light during its internal investigation into the anchor
‘This is not how I want my time at CNN to end,’ Cuomo, 51, wrote in a statement published to social media Saturday
‘Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,’ the network said in the statement.
‘We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.’
The announcement came after an outside law firm was enlisted by the network to discern how the anchor aided his brother, Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, fight off a sexual harassment scandal.
According to Dailymail.co.uk, Cuomo, 51, acknowledged his axing Saturday in a public statement expressing regret in his part of the scandal – but asserted that he was only helping his brother, who was forced to resign in August due to the allegations.
‘This is not how I want my time at CNN to end,’ the veteran TV journalist wrote in a post published to social media.
‘But I have already told you why and how I helped my brother.’