Following his brother’s footsteps, it has now come to light that Chris Cuomo’s recent dismissal from CNN was due to complaints of sexual misconduct from an ex-ABC employee.
An accuser whose name and identity have been concealed upon request has reportedly alleged that Chris Cuomo misbehaved with her during their time together at ABC. Cuomo was a news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 2006 to 2009 and also served as anchor of the network’s “20/20” before leaving in 2013 to co-host CNN’s morning show.
Chris Cuomo was previously accused of grabbing the rear end of a female ABC producer in 2005 and of causing a female producer to leave his CNN show last year because she “felt threatened.”
On Sunday, the accuser’s lawyer, Debra Katz, said in a statement that she contacted CNN on Wednesday to report the woman’s unspecified misconduct claims 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,” she said, and according to the NY Post, the woman is set to be interviewed by outside lawyers hired by CNN this week.
Meanwhile, Chris Cuomo’s spokesman, Steven Goldberg, said in a statement that “these apparently anonymous allegations are not true.” He declined to comment further.