Anderson Cooper Awkwardly Addresses Chris Cuomo’s Suspension To CNN Viewers


CNN anchor Anderson Cooper awkwardly addressed the suspension of Chris Cuomo, who was benched amid revelations of his deep involvement in his brother’s scandals earlier this year.


“Some news about this network,” Cooper told CNN viewers Tuesday night. “It involves Chris Cuomo, the host of ‘Cuomo Prime Time.’ New documents released this week indicated that Chris was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo craft a defense amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations.”

Cuomo than read the official statement:

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense. The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second. However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”

The “AC:360” anchor then informed viewers a “second hour” of his show would be airing in place of “Cuomo Prime Time.”

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