Former CNN host Chris Cuomo was absent from his SiriusXM radio program on Monday following an allegation of sexual misconduct by a former female staff member when he worked at ABC News.
Brian Ross, also formerly employed by ABC News, served as guest host for Cuomo’s two-hour Monday radio program, according to The New York Post.
Cuomo was “suspended indefinitely” from CNN last week following new information regarding his involvement to advise his brother, former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his own scandal regarding sexual harassment allegations.
CNN announced Cuomo’s termination on Saturday after a Wednesday report to the network regarding a past allegation of sexual misconduct.
The Daily Wire previously reported the new details on Sunday regarding CNN’s decision to fire Cuomo on Saturday evening.
Debra S. Katz, a left-wing attorney, said in a statement on Sunday that she is representing a client who claims that Chris Cuomo engaged in “serious sexual misconduct” against her at another network.
Katz said she notified CNN of the allegations on Wednesday and that the allegations are ultimately what led to Chris Cuomo being fired from CNN.
In a statement, Katz said:
In the wake of public sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo looked directly into the camera and told viewers of Cuomo Prime Time, “I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that.” Subsequently, the Attorney General released jaw-dropping documentary evidence demonstrating that Chris Cuomo played an active role in attempting to smear women whom the Attorney General concluded had made serious allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against the Governor. Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN.
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, I contacted CNN to report my client’s allegations of misconduct against Chris Cuomo. By Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client’s allegations and making my client available for an interview with CNN’s outside counsel. Last night, CNN acted promptly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo.
My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women. She will continue to cooperate with CNN’s investigation into her allegations. Given the nature of her allegations, she wishes to remain anonymous, and we ask that you respect this decision.
Cuomo issued his own statement following his termination.
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”
SiriusXM has not provided an official comment regarding Cuomo’s Monday absence.
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