Chris Cuomo was just accused of these heinous actions against a former coworker

Jan 22, 2024

Chris Cuomo, the former CNN host and brother of the former Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, was fired from the leftist network.

But it turns out his troubles aren’t over.

That’s because the disgraced former CNN host was just accused of these heinous actions against a coworker.

Disgraced media personality Chris Cuomo is now being accused of sexual harassment. 

“Happy New Year, tinsel crotch”

A former CNN colleague is claiming Cuomo sent her lewd and explicit text messages.

Angela Rye, a progressive political commentator, and former CNN contributor recently revealed the accusations that Cuomo sexually harassed her. 

Rye made the shocking allegations against Cuomo during the first episode of her new podcast “Native Land Pod.” 

The alleged harassment happened three years ago, she said.

Rye accused Cuomo of making a crude remark about a photo of herself wearing a gold-sequined bikini she had posted to Instagram on January 1, 2021.

“My story is one that I never thought I’d tell and sits at the intersection, frankly, of power and harassment,” Rye said.

As Rye explained, “It all began on New Year’s Day when I posted a picture of myself looking forward to the new year in a gold-sequined bikini on Instagram. Cuomo screenshot the image and said, ‘Happy New Year, tinsel crotch.’” 

“Stunned, I read and reread the message a dozen times, trying to understand. If I somehow brought this on myself since whatever you post on social is fair game, right? I teared up… I felt like the safest place I had on a show on CNN had been compromised,” she continued.

Rye explained she didn’t respond to Cuomo’s alleged message for two days, despite receiving texts from him claiming he wanted to “discuss work.”

I felt like a coward

Then, a week after allegedly receiving the text from Cuomo, Rye said she asked him if he still wanted to discuss work, “despite him mentioning tinsel bikini and tinsel bottom along the way.”

“Just 10 days prior to receiving that call on Jan. 21, the darling of the network and one of the most influential hosts during Jeff Zucker’s tenure was texting me about a segment idea he had for his primetime show,” the former CNN contributor explained. 

“Chris Cuomo was suddenly excited about a prominent regular role for me where I would check the left. Truthfully, I had my doubts on the genuine nature of this idea… Cuomo came up with this particular segment idea after a text exchange that went woefully wrong.”

“As I think about this, it feels so f***ing small compared to what other women in the workplace experience, but I was afraid to speak up,” Rye continued teary eyed. “Between New Year’s and my follow-up, an insurrection happened on Capitol Hill where I feared I would lose loved ones. I felt like if I called him out, I was risking everything I was finally starting to build with the network, and as someone who is known for being courageous, I cannot begin to tell you how much I felt like a coward. In 10 short days, I felt like what was the clear ride to the promised land turned into quicksand.”

“I was mad at myself for not addressing this sooner. I was mad at myself for protecting your image with the black women I know who loved you and looked forward to hearing your voice,” Rye added. “I know I’m not the only one, and truthfully, I’m mad about that, too, that everyone has given you a pass for fear of what it might mean to hold you accountable for clearly inappropriate behavior and overstepping. I was mad at myself for shrinking in the face of power when people depend on me to stand up, to speak up. This was harder for me because we were legitimately cool. We had a great rapport and I was worried about damaging a friendship and a working relationship that you actually damaged. I tried to redirect you repeatedly, and you abused the grace you did not deserve.”

Rye then said she received a phone call telling her that her contract with CNN would not be renewed on January 21, 2021.

Rye said she was told, “CNN — right after January 6, and a historical election where we got our first ever black VP, who was a woman and my friend — would be focusing more on COVID coverage and less on politics.”

Rye says she “knew it was a lie, and it was confirmed when two black women were hired for half my current contributor rate right after.”

Cuomo was fired from CNN in December 2021 and these new accusations are not the first against Cuomo.

Cuomo has previously faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct from former colleagues.

Now it looks like the former CNN star may be in more hot water.

Hot Take Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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