CNN star Chris Cuomo is facing calls to be fired after bombshell text messages revealed how he tried to help his brother through a sexual assault scandal.
Cuomo, a CNN journalist and primetime host, is the brother of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was forced to resign after allegations of sexual assault were made against him earlier this year.
According to new documents released this week, Chris Cuomo was in contact with one of his brother’s top aides Melissa DeRosa and offered to help craft his defense against the shock claims.
In the wake of the information coming to light, many have called for Cuomo to be fired or step down from his cable TV show on CNN, with an article in The Atlantic stating: “Chris Cuomo Must Go.”
CNN released a statement on the messages on Monday, reading: “The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration.
“We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”
Cuomo did not comment on the story during his show on Monday night.
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