“My theory is … as long as ジョイリード is employed, 誰も解雇されるべきではない,” グレッグ・ガットフェルド said before the suspension announcement at CNN. “クオモは豪華です, self-involved a–. That’s why we love him. You get rid of him, I lose at least three to five segments a week of fun on my show. I am so pro-Cuomo.”
元政府. Cuomo was being investigated for “allegations of and circumstances surrounding sexual harassment claims made against” 彼,” ニューヨーク Attorney General Tish James’ office said.
Text messages released by the attorney general’s office showed that the CNN host not only provided guidance but was intimately involved in helping his brother by looking to find information on potential looming reports and on at least one accuser as the governor battled the sexual harassment allegations.
Chris Cuomo told a top aide to the former governor, Melissa DeRosa, “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”
The text was sent after The New York Times reported on a sexual harassment allegation that occurred at a 2019 結婚式.
“I would never do oppo research on anybody alleging anything like this,” Cuomo told New York investigators. “And I was never aware of anything like what you’re suggesting, nor did I ever participate in, nor did I ever suggest, nor would I ever tolerate anything like what you’re suggesting.”
以前は, the CNN anchor apologized in May for his involvement in helping his governor brother.
“それは間違いでした,” 彼は言った. “When my brother’s situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his and advisors that did include some of his staff — I understand why that was a problem for CNN.”
しかしながら, new revelations about the extent Chris Cuomo was involved in helping the “Luv Guv” combat sexual harassment allegations boxed CNN into a corner and forced the network to act.
“クリスが兄のスタッフにアドバイスをしたことを私たちに認めたとき, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly … However, これらの文書は、私たちが以前に知っていたよりも、彼の兄弟の努力へのより高いレベルの関与を示しています。,” CNN spokesperson said about the suspension Tuesday. “結果として, クリスを無期限に停止しました, さらなる評価を待っています。”
それでも, Chris Cuomo may still have a surprising supporter in Gutfeld.
“I’m going out there to protest for him. I want him to keep his job,” Gutfeld said before the CNN suspension was announced.
“But watching MSNBC talk about him being fired? That’s rich. That’s too much because Cuomo isn’t a racist. Reid is a bona fide out of the closet bigot who repeatedly uses the word white as a derogatory adjective. While she talks about White tears or White people – It’s as though they are inferior. これは 2021 and there is a major network – MSNBC is kind of a major network – where they employ a racist in primetime, who literally is derogatory towards an entire race. And she says the words out loud. Cuomo is nothing like that. So until she has, until she’s gone, I’m on. I’m on Team Cuomo.”