CNN is another liberal media outlet under fire from the “Me Too” movement.
One of the network’s top stars finds himself ensnared.
And a big name at CNN may get fired after this sexual harassment scandal exploded.
Shelly Ross was once Chris Cuomo’s executive producer at ABC on “Primetime Live.”
Ross wrote a New York Times op-ed describing a going away party for a colleague where Cuomo entered the bar and grabbed Ross in a bear hug and squeezed her butt cheek announcing he could do that now that Ross was no longer his boss.
Ross wrote that she pushed Cuomo away and revealed that her husband sat behind her and witnessed the entire scene.
‘Now that I think of it … I am ashamed,’ read the subject line of a 2005 email Mr. Cuomo wrote me, one hour after he sexually harassed me at a going-away party for an ABC colleague. 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. 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,’ he said to me with a kind of cocky arrogance. “No you can’t,” I said, pushing him off me at the chest while stepping back, revealing my husband, who had seen the entire episode at close range. We quickly left.
As part of the Times op-ed, Ross posted a photo of the email Cuomo sent her apologizing for what Ross called an act of sexual harassment.
Now the question shifts to if CNN will hold Cuomo accountable after the credible and on-the-record allegation of sexual harassment.
CNN covered with glee the sexual harassment allegations against the late Fox News President Roger Ailes.
Now it remains to be seen if CNN will hold itself to the standard it set for Fox News.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.