CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo is finally speaking out in the wake of his brother Andrew Cuomoâ€™s sexual harassment scandal and resignation as New York governor.
During Mondayâ€™s edition of his CNN showÂ Cuomo Prime Time, Chris admitted that â€œthis situation is unlike anything I could have imagined.â€ He went on to say that â€œI never covered my brotherâ€™s troubles because I obviously had a conflict.â€
When he spoke with Andrew, he contended, he was not acting as an adviser, but as â€œa brother.â€
Â And he did have some advice for his brother: â€œOwn what you did, tell people what youâ€™ll do to be better, be contrite, and finally, accept that it doesnâ€™t matter what you intended. What matters is how your actions and words were perceived.â€
The CNN anchor added that he did â€œurge his brother to resign when the time came,â€ but he remained defiant regarding any conflicts of interest.
â€œMy position has never changed. I never misled anyone about the information I was delivering or not delivering on this program. I never attacked, nor encouraged anyone to attack, any woman who came forwardâ€¦ I never influenced or attempted to control CNNâ€™s coverage of my family.â€
He also noted that he was asked to stop talking strategy with Andrewâ€™s advisors, â€œI acknowledged it was a mistake, I apologized to my colleagues, and I stopped, and I meant it.â€
Chris Cuomoâ€™s on-air statement comes nearly a week after his brother Andrew Cuomo, who has served as the governor of New York since 2011, announced his resignation on Aug. 10, after an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James that found that he allegedlyÂ Â sexually harassed 11 women, including staffers and women who did not work for his administration.