What is up with the Cuomo family?
Andrew Cuomo was just forced to resign as governor of New York for a sexual harassment scandal, and now his younger brother Chris at CNN has been accused of sexually harassing his former boss at ABC. She claims that he grabbed her behind.
Of course, Chris Cuomo will probably get a pass from CNN. After all, they didn’t fire Jeffrey Toobin.
The Associated Press reports:
Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her
A television executive who accused Chris Cuomo of groping her at a party 16 years ago says the CNN anchor needs a public education about sexual harassment and if he did that, “he’d be a hero instead of a cad.”
The executive, Shelley Ross, said Friday she’s concerned that Cuomo’s reaction to her story and his role advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, indicates that he’s learned little about harassment and what it does to women.
“I don’t want to see anybody lose their job,” Ross told The Associated Press. “I want to see people learn and to make the news business a better place and the workplace a better place.”
Her story represented another embarrassment for the host of “Cuomo Prime Time,” generally the network’s top-rated show. He has been criticized for his role advising his brother, Andrew Cuomo, who resigned as New York governor last month over allegations of sexual harassment from multiple women.
Cuomo did not address the matter on his show Friday night.
Ross said in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Friday that Chris Cuomo had greeted her at a going-away party in 2005 with a bear hug “while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”
The Cuomo family clearly needs an intervention.
Someone needs to explain to them why it’s not OK to treat women this way.