Chris Cuomo suspended from CNN 'indefinitely'

Chris Cuomo is suspended from CNN 'indefinitely' following evidence that he assisted his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) in fighting sexual assault allegations.

Updated: November 30, 2021 - 7:44pm

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CNN host Chris Cuomo is suspended "indefinitely," CNN announced Tuesday. Evidence released Monday showed Cuomo closely assisted his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), with creating a defense against sexual misconduct allegations last year.

A CNN spokesperson said, "These documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than we previously knew."

"When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother's staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly," the spokesperson explained. "But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second."

CNN's decision follows Rep. Elise Stefanik's (R-NY) call Tuesday to fire the Cuomo Prime Time host "immediately." 

"There does not need to be a review," the House Republican Conference chairwoman said.

Documents showing the extent of the Cuomo brother's relationship were released by Attorney General Letitia James (D-NY) as part of a probe over the harassment charges. At the time, CNN vowed to conduct a "thorough review" of the evidence.

The suspension is currently "pending further evaluation," and Anderson Cooper will take over the 9 p.m. spot starting Tuesday evening.