A Veteran TV journalist, Shelley Ross, accused Chris Cuomo of sexually harassing her when they worked together at ABC news.
The journalist demands the “Cuomo Prime Time” to “journalistically repent” for his misconduct.
The former employee of the ABC, outlined in the New York Times guest post, the incident in which Cuomo was heavily criticized for giving advice to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York during the ongoing scandal. Allegedly, his brother advised him to fight against the allegation.
As per Ross, Cuomo grabbed her buttocks without her consent in 2015. Later, she also came up with an email depicting Chris Cuomo apologizing to Ross for his unprofessional behavior.
She said, “At the time, I was the executive producer of an ABC entertainment special, but I was Mr. Cuomo’s executive producer at ‘Primetime Live’ just before that,” and added that “I was at the party with my husband, who sat behind me on an ottoman sipping his Diet Coke as I spoke with work friends. When Mr. Cuomo entered the Upper West Side bar, he walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”
“I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss,” said Cuomo to his ex-boss “with a kind of cocky arrogance.”
On his ill behavior, she said “No, you couldn’t,” and pushed him back, revealing to her husband, who was sitting nearby. The party in which the incident took place was held on account of an employee’s departure.
Later that night, Ross made a copy of the email that Cuomo sent to her and noticed Christian Slater, the famous actor, who had been charged with a similar offense.
He wrote, “[T]hough my hearty greeting was a function of being glad to see you … Christian slater got arrested for a (kind of) similar act, (though borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own)…and as a husband, I can empathize with not liking to see my wife patted as such,”
Chris Cuomo, who at the time was 34, asked Ross Shelley to pass along his apology to her “very good and noble husband,”
“I apologize to you as well, for even putting you in such a position.” – he said and further added that he had learned his lesson.
Ross wrote, “Mr. Cuomo may say this is a sincere apology. I’ve always seen it as an attempt to provide himself with legal and moral coverage to evade accountability,”
CNN currently is not responding to the requests to comment on the incident.