CNN's Chris Cuomo fired by network - statement

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CNN's Chris Cuomo during a televised townhall with Democratic 2020 U.S. statesmanlike campaigner Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dedicated to LGBTQ issues successful Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - CNN said connected Saturday it had fired quality anchor Chris Cuomo aft "additional information" came to airy during an probe into his efforts to assistance his brother, erstwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, respond to allegations of intersexual misconduct.

Cuomo, who hosted CNN's most-watched prime-time quality show, had been suspended connected Tuesday. He had admitted successful May that helium had breached immoderate of the network's rules successful advising his member however to grip the allegations from a nationalist relations perspective.

Andrew Cuomo was forced to measurement down arsenic politician successful August aft aggregate allegations of intersexual misconduct. He has denied immoderate wrongdoing.

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"Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further valuation of caller accusation that came to airy astir his engagement with his brother's defense," the cablegram quality web said successful a connection connected Saturday, but did not supply much details connected what that accusation was.

"We retained a respected instrumentality steadfast to behaviour the review, and person terminated him, effectual immediately," it added.

Cuomo was initially suspended aft New York Attorney General Letitia James showed substance and different messages successful which helium sought to usage his ain sources successful the media to find retired accusation connected the lawsuit and the women progressive successful it.

A transgression ailment charging Andrew Cuomo with a misdemeanor enactment discourtesy was filed connected Oct. 29 successful a New York court.

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Reporting by Idrees Ali; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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