Chris Cuomo ends SiriusXM radio present after CNN fired him

Chris Cuomo in Could, 2018 in New York Metropolis.

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Chris Cuomo stated Monday that he’s ending his SiriusXM radio present two days after being fired by CNN as a prime-time host over what an lawyer says are claims he dedicated sexual misconduct in opposition to a girl.

Cuomo introduced the departure from SiriusXM in a tweet.

“The way in which my time ended at CNN was exhausting,” Cuomo wrote. “Whereas I’ve thick pores and skin, I even have a household, for whom the previous week has been terribly tough. So, proper now, I’ve to take a step again and give attention to what comes subsequent.”

“Which means I’ll not be doing my SiriusXM radio present.”

“I’m extraordinarily grateful for the assist I’ve obtained from SiriusXM all through my time there. I additionally wish to categorical my honest appreciation for my loyal listeners,” Cuomo stated. I’ll miss our conversations an incredible deal – however I sit up for being again in contact with you all sooner or later.”

A SiriusXM spokesperson stated, “Following Chris Cuomo’s assertion that he’s leaving his SiriusXM present, Let’s Get After It will not air. We thank Chris for his work at SiriusXM.”

Cuomo was suspended by CNN final Tuesday after paperwork launched by New York Lawyer Common Letitia James revealed that he was extra deeply concerned than beforehand recognized in efforts to manage harm to his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after Andrew was accused of sexual harassment.

Andrew Cuomo resigned as New York governor in August after a damning investigation commissioned by James discovered he had harassed practically a dozen ladies, quite a lot of whom labored in his administration. Andrew Cuomo has denied wrongdoing.

In an interview for the investigation in July, Chris Cuomo instructed legal professionals that he neither tried to seek out any info to disparage accusers of his brother nor did he “even know of any opposition analysis being achieved” by the governor’s employees.

However different paperwork launched by James present that Chris Cuomo forwarded to his brother’s advisors a tweet that referenced a grievance from a university that concerned Charlotte Bennett, an aide to Andrew Cuomo who had accused him of harassment.

And in March, days after The New York Instances reported that Andrew Cuomo tried to kiss a girl in an undesirable advance at a marriage, Chris Cuomo texted high gubernatorial aide Melissa DeRosa with the message: “I’ve a lead on the marriage lady.”

On Tuesday, Bennett in a tweet known as on CNN to fireplace Chris Cuomo due to “how far [he] was prepared to go to discredit, silence and smear ladies, like me.”

Bennett famous that the paperwork confirmed that, “Along with scouring the web for private details about me, he reached out to his skilled community with the hope of intercepting further allegations in opposition to his brother.”

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A CNN spokeswoman on Tuesday, in asserting the suspension, stated the paperwork “shed new mild on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s protection” and “increase critical questions” for the community, which had not recognized concerning the extent of his position.

Days later, on Saturday, CNN fired Chris Cuomo, saying “new info” had come to mild after it employed a regulation agency to conduct a overview of the state of affairs.

On Sunday, the lawyer Debra Katz stated she had a shopper who has accused Chris Cuomo of “critical sexual misconduct,” and that the girl’s claims have been reported to CNN final Wednesday.

“By Friday, I used to be in discussions with CNN about offering documentary proof of my shopper’s allegations and making my shopper obtainable for an interview with CNN’s outdoors counsel,” Katz stated in a press release Sunday.  “Final evening, CNN acted promptly on my shopper’s grievance and fired Mr. Cuomo.”

Katz additionally represents Bennett, the previous Andrew Cuomo aide.

The lawyer on Sunday stated that her different shopper, who has accused Chris Cuomo of misconduct, was motivated to inform CNN after seeing him earlier this yr declare on air to care “very deeply” concerning the subject of sexual harassment, and after the AG’s paperwork demonstrated “that Chris Cuomo performed an lively position in trying to smear ladies whom the Lawyer Common concluded had made critical allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in opposition to the Governor.”

“Listening to the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air phrases and disgusted by his efforts to attempt to discredit these ladies, my shopper retained counsel to report his critical sexual misconduct in opposition to her to CNN,” Katz stated.

Chris Cuomo’s spokesman Steve Goldberg stated Sunday, “These apparently nameless allegations should not true.”

“To the extent that they have been despatched to CNN to negate what Chris Cuomo instructed his viewers, he totally stands by his on-air statements about his connection to those points, each professionally and in a profoundly private manner,” Goldberg stated.

“If the aim in making these false and unvetted accusations was to see Mr. Cuomo punished by CNN, which will clarify his unwarranted termination.”

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