Chris Cuomo Complains about CNN Suspension: I’m ‘Hurting’
'It hurts even to say it. It’s embarrassing, but I understand it'
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo complained about his suspension from the "news" network, saying he never meant to compromise any colleagues by giving his disgraced brother advice and said his suspension was “embarrassing.”
During an interview on SiriusXM show, “Let’s Get After It with Chris Cuomo,” he addressed his suspension.
“Hey everybody. It’s Chris Cuomo," he began.
"Let’s get after it."
He then addressed his suspension:
"Quick note about the obvious. I’ve been suspended from CNN. … You know this already."
"It hurts even to say it. It’s embarrassing, but I understand it."
"And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did," he said.
"I’ve apologized in the past. I mean it."
"It’s the last thing I ever wanted to do was compromise any of my colleagues.
"And do anything but help."
"I know they have a process that they think is important.
"I respect that process […] So I’m not going to talk about this any more than that.
"So for right now, let’s just get after it, and there’s plenty to do on that score."
Cuomo was suspended from CNN on Tuesday following an investigation by the New York Attorney General Letitia James.
She detailed how he helped his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, defend himself against sexual misconduct allegations.
Text messages between Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, the former governor’s top aide, revealed how Cuomo used his media sources to dig it up on his brother's accusers.
The probe raised “serious questions” about Cuomo’s conduct, CNN said in a statement.
The investigation raised “serious questions” about Cuomo’s conduct, the left-wing network said in a statement this week.
Andrew Cuomo resigned in august and denied any wrongdoing.