What has Chris Cuomo said about his brother Andrew Cuomo?

CHRIS Cuomo has been speaking about his brother Andrew, who is facing sex harassment allegations and calls to quit.

The CNN anchor began his show on Monday by acknowledging the claims made against his brother, the governor or New York.

What has Chris Cuomo said about his brother Andrew Cuomo?

Chris Cuomo said on Cuomo Prime Time it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to cover the allegations against his brother.

"Before we start tonight, let me say something that I'm sure is very obvious to you, who watch my show. And thank you for that.

You're straight with me. I'll be straight with you. Obviously, I'm aware of what's 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 wanted to tell you that. There's a lot of news going on that matters also. So let's get after that."

He went on to say he has "always cared" about "these issues," before moving on to news he felt he could ethically cover.

Has Chris Cuomo covered news about Andrew before?

Andrew Cuomo, 63, and Chris, 50, are sons of the late New York governor Mario Cuomo, a Democrat who served three terms in the 1980s and 1990s.

When Chris joined CNN in 2013, he was prevented from doing stories about his brother due to concerns he might not be able to report objectively.

But last march CNN changed its rule.

Chris Cuomo had caught Covid-19 and was doing shows from his basement, quarantined from his family.

New York had the most cases in the nation and the governor’s briefings were a daytime TV hit.

CNN figured putting the familial bonds and rivalries on the air would make for colorful TV but after a final appearance in late June, CNN reinstated the ban.

What is Andrew Cuomo being accused of?

Charlotte Bennett and Lindsay Boylan – two former employees at the governor's office – came forward with accusations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

On Monday, Anna Ruch, 33, was the third victim to come forward and recalled a disturbing encounter with the politician at a wedding in 2019.

Ruch spoke out on her encounter with Andrew, when he asked the woman if he could kiss her at a wedding two years ago.

The governor acknowledged that he may have made inappropriate remarks that could "have been misinterpreted".

“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Andrew said in a statement.

“I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

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