Chris Cuomo: Suspension from CNN 'embarrassing'

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From THEHILL.COM

CNN's Chris Cuomo said he is embarrassed after being suspended by the network on Tuesday following new revelations about his involvement in his brother, former N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D), campaign to defend himself from allegations of sexual harassment.

"It hurts to even say it. It’s embarrassing. But I understand it. And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did. I’ve apologized in the past, and I mean it," Cuomo said Wednesday on his weekday radio show on SiriusXM. "It’s the last thing I ever wanted to do, was compromise any of my colleagues and do anything but help. I know they have a process that they think is important. I respect that process, so I'm not going to talk about this any more than that."

Cuomo was suspended indefinitely Tuesday night from the network hours before his primetime show was set to air after a spokesperson said the company was "not privy" to details of the situation, and that they "raise serious questions" about the anchor's conduct. The primetime host's involvement in crisis public relations sessions with his brother's top aides were first reported in May, but newly released documents by the New York Attorney General's Office in connection with an investigation of the former governor painted a broader picture about Chris Cuomo's efforts to help his brother beat back criticism. In one case, a top a... (Read more)