CNN has fired Chris Cuomo. A few days ago, the network suspended Cuomo for using his position as a person in the media to snoop on the women who accused his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Few people thought CNN would actually fire Chris, but they brought in an outside law firm to investigate and they apparently found some ‘new’ information that caused the network to sever their ties to him.
This could drag on however, if Cuomo decides to sue CNN for wrongful termination.
FOX News reports:
CNN terminates Chris Cuomo ‘effective immediately’
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was fired from the network “effective immediately” following the internal review of “a respected law firm,” the company announced Saturday.
“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,” CNN said in a statement. “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. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate,” the statement added.
Cuomo responded to his termination, saying in a statement, “This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother.
“So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”
And Jim Acosta had to report it. LOL.
#BREAKING: I am not making this up — Jim Acosta was on the air when CNN announced that they fired Chris Cuomo, leaving him to break the news to viewers alongside Brian Stelter
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 4, 2021
Who will be next? Don Lemon?