Chris Cuomo Still Advising Embattled Brother on Sexual Harassment Response
NN’s correspondent Despite the repercussions
from a state attorney general investigation claiming the governor harassed eleven women, C. Cuomo is continuing to assist his brother,
New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
According to individuals familiar with the issue
the governor is speaking with many confidants about his position, including Chris Cuomo, spokesman Richard Azzopardi, and advisor and lobbyist Charlie King.
A CNN spokesperson informed Business
Insider that Chris Cuomo had not offered his brother guidance in an “official” role.
According to a source acquainted with the issue, the anchor has also refused to attend meetings with the governor’s staff.
Chris Cuomo apologized in May after it was revealed that he counselled
Governor Andrew Cuomo on how to handle sexual harassment accusations that surfaced earlier in 2021.
“There are rumors floating around about me giving counsel to my brother.
Obviously, I do. This isn’t a big deal. Cuomo said, “I have expressed it openly, and I have never concealed it.”
“I see why CNN had a problem when my brother’s position got tumultuous, and I understand
why he was looped into conversations with other friends and advisers that included some of his employees…. It is not going to happen again.”
According to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ report on the accusations published last week,
Chris Cuomo prepared a letter for Andrew to react to allegations of sexual harassment in late February.
The governor eventually issued a statement that was virtually similar to the one written for him by his brother.