In a statement on Saturday, CNN announced that anchor Chris Cuomo had been fired “immediately.”
The news came after an independent law firm was recruited to conduct an investigation into how Cuomo assisted his brother, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who was accused of sexual harassment, during his tenure as governor.
In a statement, CNN said: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.”
“While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” CNN’s statement added. “Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”