Attorney Debra Katz
CNN announced late Saturday afternoon the cable network has fired host Chris Cuomo, “effective immediately” following an investigation into Cuomo using his journalism contacts to help defend his brother former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) when he was facing numerous allegations of sexual assault by female staffers.
Later on Saturday Julia Marsh from the New York Post tweeted out that CNN is looking into sexual harassment allegations against the younger Cuomo brother.
On Sunday, Debra Katz, the attorney representing Chris Cuomo’s (anonymous) accuser, released a statement on the fired CNN anchor.
Recall, Debra Katz represented Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford in 2018.
Now Katz is going after Chris Cuomo with a vengeance.
Debra Katz blasted Chris Cuomo in a statement:
“In the wake of public sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo looked directly into the camera and told viewers of Cuomo Prime Time, ‘I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that.’ Subsequently, the Attorney General released jaw-dropping documentary evidence demonstrating that Chris Cuomo played an active role in attempting to smear women whom the Attorney General concluded had made serious allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against the Governor. Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN.
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, I contacted CNN to report my client’s allegations of misconduct against Chris Cuomo. By Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client’s allegations and making my client available for an interview with CNN’s outside counsel. Last night, CNN acted promptly on my client’s complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo.
My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women. She will continue to cooperate with CNN’s investigation into her allegations. Given the nature of her allegations, she wishes to remain anonymous, and we ask that you respect this decision.”
— KatzMarshall&Banks (@kmblegal) December 5, 2021