CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was charged with sexual harassment Friday by a former ABC News manager; a month after his older brother, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, resigned for the same position.
Lthe last: In an opinion piece published in the New York Times, Shelley Ross, a former ABC and CBS executive producer, wrote that the youngest Cuomo grabbed her buttocks at a colleague’s farewell party in a Manhattan bar in 2005. .
- The woman reported that the man told her when he harassed her: “I can do this now that you are no longer my boss.”
- Shortly after, she received the email from Cuomo saying he was “embarrassed” and apologizing to her for putting her in this situation and to her husband.
What do they say? “As Shelley acknowledges, our interaction was not sexual in nature. It happened 16 years ago in a public setting when she was a senior executive at ABC. I apologized to her then, and I meant it, ”host Cuomo said.
- Ross said he has always considered the apology “an attempt to give himself legal and moral cover to avoid responsibility.”
- The channel executive wrote in an article that she did not want Cuomo to be fired, but that “this is an opportunity for him and CNN to show what responsibility can look like in the #MeToo era.”
Main source of the news: USA Today