Earlier this week, just days after New York’s attorney general released text messages and testimony, CNN suspended Chris indefinitely, saying the network had “shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense.”
“The New York Attorney General’s Office released a copy and exhibition Monday that sheds new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesman said. “The documents, which we did not keep confidential before their release, raise serious questions.”
According to a network spokesman, Chris had previously “admitted” to CNN that he had indeed “advised” his brother’s team.
“He has broken our rules and we have publicly acknowledged that,” CNN said. “But we also appreciate the unique position he has taken and understand the need to put family first and job second.”
But despite his involvement, the network said the New York attorney general’s report, which included a transcript of Chris’ testimony, painted a different picture.
Documents released earlier this week revealed that Chris offered to help Andrew find out how many women had been accused of sexual harassment, NBC News reported.
“I’ll do it,” Chris said, according to documents obtained by NBC News.
CNN spokesman in the light of Chris testimony e! The news, “These documents point to a larger level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we knew before. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further assessment.”