Earlier this week, CNN indefinitely suspended Chris just days after the New York attorney general released text messages and testimony that the network said, “shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense.”
“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 CNN spokesperson stated. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
According to a network spokesperson, Chris had previously “admitted” to CNN that he had indeed “offered advice” to his brother’s team.
“He broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” CNN stated. “But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
But despite coming forward with his involvement, the network said that the New York attorney general’s report, which included transcripts of Chris’ testimony, painted a different picture.
Documents released earlier this week revealed that Chris offered to help Andrew find out how many women were accusing him of sexual harassment, NBC News reported.
“I would,” Chris stated, per the documents obtained by NBC News, “When asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out.”
In light of Chris’ testimony, the CNN spokesperson told E! News, “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.”