CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo allegedly spoke about sexual harassment claims against him in a leaked audio clip.
The leaked audio was shared on Fox News by host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night.
What did Chris Cuomo say in the leaked audio?
Cuomo – the brother of New York Gov Andrew Cuomo – allegedly spoke about how he is"careful" when speaking to the media – and that he was accused of sexual harassment as he worked at ABC.
"Do you know how many f**king phone calls I've gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about me and trying to get stories about me when I was at ABC?" Cuomo allegedly said.
Guys calling and saying, 'I heard he was the Charlie Rose of ABC, he used to invite women to his hotel and open his bathrobe.'
"Do I look like the kind of f**king guy who's gotta do that?" he questioned.
The CNN anchor allegedly spoke about a woman claiming he touched her in an elevator.
Cuomo allegedly later continued, saying: "Women who do work there saying 'Oh yeah some of these men' – naming me with other guys – 'you know we bumped into each other once in the elevator and he put his hand on my shoulder and made me really uncomfortable,' I mean what the f**k."
He allegedly concluded by saying he's careful with the media as it "is not your friend."
It was not clear how the audio was recorded or obtained.
The Sun has contacted ABC News and CNN for comment.
Who was he talking to about sexual harassment?
Cuomo was allegedly speaking to disgraced ex-lawyer for President Trump, Michael Cohen.
Cohen allegedly quipped that "It's a problem," when Cuomo spoke about the allegations.
The ex-lawyer was previously accused of recording a conversation with Donald Trump regarding Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with the now-president in 2006.
Cohen went to prison in December 2018, after he plead guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations amid the 2016 election.
He was accused of arranging payments to silence women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, and lying to Congress.
Cohen was released from jail early amid his three-year sentence due to coronavirus concerns – and was made to serve the remainder of his sentence during house arrest.
When did Chris Cuomo work at ABC?
Cuomo attended college at Yale University, and graduated with a law degree from Fordham University in NYC, according to his biography on CNN.
He practiced law, and then worked as a correspondent and political analyst for Fox News Channel.
Cuomo then worked for ABC, where he was a news anchor for Good Morning America from 2006 to 2009.
Leaked Audio Allegedly Reveals Sexual Harrassment Claims Against CNN’s Chris Cuomo
Chris Cuomo allegedly spoke with ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen regarding the claim
Cuomo allegedly spoke with Cohen about a woman who claimed he bumped into her in an elevator and touched her.
The former ABC host told Cohen how people claimed "''I heard he was the Charlie Rose of ABC.'"
"Women who do work there saying 'Oh yeah some of these men' – naming me with other guys – 'you know we bumped into each other once in the elevator and he put his hand on my shoulder and made me really uncomfortable,' I mean what the f**k."
The clip was aired on Fox News on Tuesday night.
It's not clear how the clip was obtained.
He also worked as co-anchor for ABC's 20/20, where he covered Hurricane Sandy, the aftermath of several school shootings, and the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to CNN.
Cuomo then joined CNN in February 2013, co-hosting the morning show New Day with Alisyn Camerota.
He now hosts his own program, Cuomo Prime Time, which airs nightly at 9pm.
What has President Trump said about the leaked audio?
President Trump said that CNN has 'no choice' but to fire Cuomo following the leaked audio.
“Will Fredo be fired by Fake News @CNN?" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
“He speaks with great disrespect about women, and it will only get worse. Fredo’s Ratings are bad, so this is the time.
“Always terrible to speak to sleazebags, especially when you are being recorded. CNN has no choice, Fredo must go!” he added.
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