The New York attorney general released extensive video footage of Chris Cuomo's testimony regarding his brother Andrew Cuomo's sexual assault allegations.
Cuomo’s infamous interview with investigators proved he was active in seeking information about the women who were coming forward with sexual misconduct allegations against his older brother, ousted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The New York Attorney General released damning video on Thursday of former CNN star Chris Cuomo’s testimony that resulted in his termination from the liberal network.
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Transcripts of the July 15 testimony were previously released in November, less than a week before CNN fired Cuomo on December 4 citing "new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense."
The videos match transcripts that proved the former CNN host would reach out to media industry connections in order to help his brother. The videos, released in four parts, are part of what New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office called "the final set of videos, transcripts, and corresponding exhibits from the independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations" against the former governor. The state initially refrained from releasing transcripts and footage but complied with New York discovery laws once a criminal complaint was filed against Andrew Cuomo.
While transcripts alone were enough to help end Cuomo’s CNN career, the video of his testimony provides a clear picture of the former "Cuomo Prime Time" host elaborating on his role in his brother’s scandal.
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"When asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out," Cuomo told investigators.
Chris Cuomo wasn't always smiling as he explained his role in ousted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s scandal.
Cuomo's admission contradicted what he told CNN viewers in August when he claimed, "I never made calls to the press about my brother's situation."
During the interview, Cuomo told investigators it was "business as usual" for journalists to contact other reporters to find out about potential stories, but maintained that he didn’t attempt to influence coverage of his brother. The roughly six-hour testimony showed Cuomo, who wore a gray pinstriped suit that contrasts his signature, on-air solid black suit, was calm but often appeared frustrated as he explained his role in the scandal.
"I was trying to help my brother," he told investigators. "I advised him."
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