Veteran TV producer Shelley Ross penned a guest essay in The New York Times on Friday outlining her claim that Cuomo squeezed her buttock at an event in 2005 when the two of them worked at ABC News and even included an email he sent to her at the time apologizing. Cuomo reiterated his apology to his former boss in a statement to the Times.
Boylan, a former Cuomo aide who initially came forward in December 2020 with her claims against the then-New York governor, took to Twitter and praised Ross’ piece for putting a focus on “accountability.”
“@Chris Cuomo will you hold yourself accountable?” Boylan asked.
Oomblikke later, sy het geskryf. “Accountability is key. Without accountability, there is no moving forward or getting passed [sic] misbruik. Accountability involves taking responsibility, clearly understanding the enormity of the harm, and showing transparency in attempts to change.”
Boylan later took aim at Cuomo’s employer in response to Times Union editor Casey Seilar, who asked if CNN had “one PR person designated to handle” the anchor’s Twitter account or “is it more of a rotation.”
“When big money is involved (or at stake), I suspect they give you an army. Reg, @cnn?” Boylan tweeted.
“We should also ask Jeff Zucker, CEO of @CNN to weigh in on protecting and defending @ChrisCuomo,” het sy bygevoeg.
She went on to slam any of Cuomo’s defenders, skryfwerk “Not dudes (and a few self-hating women) coming on my timeline to tell me what is and is not sexual harassment and how the demand for accountability is a ‘witch hunt,'” including a gif of someone putting on clown makeup.
Later die dag, she took a swipe at the CNN president.
“Frankly I’m curious what Jeff Zucker is about today,” Boylan geskryf.
Boylan was one of 11 accusers that were included in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into Gov. Cuomo, which ultimately resulted in the top Democrat’s resignation.
Intussen, it was revealed through reports and the AG’s investigation that Chris Cuomo was heavily involved in defending the New York governor, from suggesting that his brother invoke “kanselleer kultuur” during a strategy session with Cuomo’s office to helping draft a statement responding to the accusers.
The new allegation against the CNN anchor was foreshadowed in a leaked audiotape obtained by “Tucker Carlson Vanaand” in September 2020 of comments he made to ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen about his days at ABC News.
“Weet u hoeveel f—– telefoonoproepe wat ek gekry het van mense by ABC wat sê dat verslaggewers bel en lieg oor dinge wat hulle van my gehoor het om stories oor my te probeer kry toe ek by ABC was? Ouens wat bel en sê, 'Ek het gehoor hy is die Charlie Rose van ABC, gebruik om vroue na die hotel te nooi en sy badjas oop te maak.’ Lyk ek soos die soort f—– ou wat dit moet doen?” Cuomo gesê.
“Sekerlik. Hoekom nie?” Antwoord Cohen met 'n laggie.