Why is Chris Cuomo not covering brother Andrew's sexual assault allegations? Internet says 'take him off air'

'Obviously, I am aware of what is going on with my brother, and obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother'


                            Why is Chris Cuomo not covering brother Andrew's sexual assault allegations? Internet says 'take him off air'
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo with his brother Chris Cuomo at an event (Getty Images)

As a third accuser, Anna Ruch, came forward with allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saying that he made sexual advances at her, the governor's brother Chris Cuomo addressed the issue as he opened his CNN show on Monday, March 1.

“Before we start tonight, let me say something that I am sure is very obvious to you who watch my show, and thank you for that. You are straight with me. I will be straight with you,” Chris Cuomo said. “Obviously, I am aware of what is going on with my brother, and obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so. I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so. I just want to tell you that. There’s a lot of news that goes on also, so let’s get after that.” The CNN network dedicated eight segments to the allegations on February 28, two on February 27 and two on February 26.

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On March 1, the third allegation of sexual harassment against Cuomo came to light, this time from someone who did not work for him. Ruch said it happened at a 2019 wedding reception. The New York Times reported that 33-year-old Anna Ruch said that Cuomo first touched her bare lower back and she moved his hand away. She then said he placed his hands on her face and tried to kiss her. Ruch said she pulled away, but apparently not before Cuomo kissed her cheek. The latest allegation even prompted Long Island Rep Kathleen Rice to tweet a call for the governor’s resignation.



 

On February 27, the New York Times published allegations from a second woman who claimed that Cuomo sexually harassed her. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former aide to the governor, recounted a pattern of inappropriate conduct, including probing questions about her sex life. In one exchange, Bennett told the Times, Cuomo inquired into her interest in older men, while making clear he was willing to date a woman as young as her. Bennett’s text messages lend support to her account. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, accused Cuomo on February 24, of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments.

Anna Ruch (annaruch.com)

Now, the Internet is questioning the governor's journalist brother Chris Cuomo as to why he is not covering allegations against his brother. One Internet user slammed the Cuomo brothers and wrote, "It's wild that it turns out that Chris Cuomo wasn't the worst brother." CNN's chief media coordinator shared a video clip form the prime time show and said, ">> @ChrisCuomo at the top of @CuomoPrimeTime tonight: "Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.""



 



 

 

Charlotte Bennett (Twitter)

Journalist Bryon York said, "Confusing: Why is it that Chris Cuomo cannot cover his brother the governor now, when he could cover his brother the governor last year at a time when some in media were pretending the governor was doing a good job handling the pandemic?" While one person slammed him and said, "Chris Cuomo: If everyone thinks my brother is doing well, I'm going to cover him and make him look better than he is in reality. If he's terrible, I'll take myself out of the equation, and I won't cover him, so I don't have to be honest about my scumbag brother." While another one wrote, "Chris Cuomo isn’t allowed to cover him lol." While one angry Internet user wrote, "If Chris Cuomo doesn’t want to talk about his brother now after months of gassing him up he should just be taken off the air it’s simple."



 



 



 



 

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