Chris Cuomo is SUSPENDED indefinitely by CNN

Chris Cuomo is SUSPENDED indefinitely by CNN
Chris Cuomo is SUSPENDED indefinitely by CNN

CNN has suspended its star anchor Chris Cuomo, acknowledging that he provided greater assistance to his brother Andrew than he had previously admitted.

The network on Tuesday evening said that Cuomo, 51, was suspended indefinitely.

CNN said that documents released by the New York attorney general on Monday, showing text messages between Chris and his brother's advisors as they struggled to handle allegations of sexual harassment, reveal 'a greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than we previously knew'.  

CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter has admitted Monday's revelations about  its biggest star Chris Cuomo 'cast doubt' on a previous claim he made about his involvement in his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Newly-released texts from CNN host Chris Cuomo (right) reveal he helped strategize brother Andrew Cuomo's (left) response to the sexual harassment scandal earlier this year

Newly-released texts from CNN host Chris Cuomo (right) reveal he helped strategize brother Andrew Cuomo's (left) response to the sexual harassment scandal earlier this year 

Stelter - writing in a piece published on CNN's own website Monday - said his employer hadn't realized the extent of Chris's involvement in defending his sibling Andrew Cuomo  - the former Governor of New York - after Andrew was accused of sexual harassment.  

CNN on Monday said they were reviewing the latest information revealed in a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James, and would make a decision about their $6 million-a-year man in the coming days. 

'Monday's revelations cast some doubt on his statement about his interactions with the press,' Stelter wrote on Monday night, in an analysis of the situation written with his colleagues Oliver Darcy and Sonia Moghe. 

CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter has admitted the network was caught off-guard by fresh revelations surrounding its biggest star Chris Cuomo

CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter has admitted the network was caught off-guard by fresh revelations surrounding its biggest star Chris Cuomo 

Stelter and his colleagues added: 'The documents indicated that the scope of how the anchor aimed to help his brother was more considerable and that he was more intimately involved than previously known, prompting CNN to initiate a review of the material.'  

It also flagged an apparent contradiction between what Chris Cuomo previously said on air about 'never' making calls to the press about the Andrew sex allegations. 

During testimony given to AG James, Chris admitted he had in fact done just that to try and get ahead of upcoming revelations about Andrew. 

Stelter said in response: 'Monday's revelations cast some doubt on his statement about his interactions with the press,' indicating that Chris's contradiction had been picked up by his bosses.'

Stelter's piece could make tense reading for Cuomo, amid growing calls for the broadcaster to be fired, including from DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain.

She tweeted: 'There are good people who work at @CNN. 

'What the network is doing to so many hardworking people by continuing to employ @ChrisCuomo is nothing short of ethical malpractice. 

'He is a disgrace to journalism and a national embarrassment who tarnishes every SINGLE person at @CNN.'   

Cuomo, who hosts Cuomo Prime Time on the network, was revealed on Monday to have had extensive communications with the crisis team working for his embattled brother,  former New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

Chris, 51, helped his 63-year-old brother's team with inside information about forthcoming articles, and suggested how to handle the media response to allegations made by

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