Thousands of pages of evidence released Monday show the extent of Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother and former New York Gov. Cuomo’s strategy to deflect his sexual harassment charges.
Starting last December, the records reveal in detail how the tight-knit group of Cuomo advisers, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo, discussed a series of steps to manipulate the press, discredit his accusers and maintain power, the New York Times reports.
After debate, they agreed to pass accuser Lindsey Boylan’s personnel file to reporters, portraying her as politically motivated and unhinged. They attempted to rally dozens of former female aides to pen an op-ed in Cuomo’s defense.
Chris Cuomo sought to take on a greater role in his brother’s defense, including phoning into phone calls discussing strategy.
The new documents, including video of the former governor answering questions under oath, were produced earlier this year by investigators working for New York Attorney General Letitia James.
James had previously released transcripts of an 11-hour interview with Cuomo and interviews with 10 of his accusers.
The new records included copies of texts and emails, along with transcripts of depositions with many of Cuomo’s closest aides.
What level was Chris Cuomo involved with the response to his brother's sexual harassment allegations? Texts with DeRosa include him checking on whether another story will break with more allegations, a friend of Chris's had Alec Baldwin go on a "rant" about cancel culture pic.twitter.com/SR91rhz0xm
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