CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised N.Y. governor on response to sexual harassment allegations: report
(NY DAILY NEWS) – CNN star Chris Cuomo gave his brother Gov. Cuomo advice on how to handle bombshell sexual harassment allegations, according to a published report.
The younger Cuomo participated in conference calls with the governor and senior members of his staff, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing anonymous people familiar with the conversations.
The calls took place earlier this year, according to the publication, as women who had worked with him went public with allegations of inappropriate comments and touching.
Chris Cuomo urged his brother “to take a defiant position and not to resign from the governor’s office,” according to the article.
CNN had no plans to discipline Chris Cuomo, who held a series of feel-good interviews with the governor through the height of the coronavirus outbreak last year.
Cuomo’s office characterized the calls in which Chris Cuomo had participated as informal.
“There were a few phone conversations, with friends and advisers giving the governor advice,” Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the Post.
Cuomo has strongly denied the allegations of sexual misconduct.