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Chris Cuomo Finally Breaks Silence After Getting Fired By CNN

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CNN’s most-watched anchor, Chris Cuomo has been fired by the network “effective immediately.” Chris Cuomo

Chris was sacked on Saturday, December 4, in the wake of revelations he had helped his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, while he faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

Prior to this, it was claimed that CNN management was not aware of his actions which breached the traditional ethics of journalism. CNN was initially suspended Cuomo “indefinitely” on Tuesday, November 30, but sacked him on Saturday after a law firm retained by the network submitted its findings on Friday, December 3.
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Producers and other staffers who work on “Cuomo Prime Time” will remain in place. Michael Smerconish, Cuomo’s regular substitute, will host the 9 p.m. Eastern hour next week.

CNN said in a statement:

“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.
“While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” CNN’s statement added. “Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”
Reacting to being fired by the network, Chris Cuomo wrote;
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”

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While the contours of Chris Cuomo’s involvement with the governor’s office were reported several months ago, the specifics were detailed in a massive document dump on Monday, November 29. The documents were released by New York Attorney General Letitia James after an investigation into the governor showed that Chris Cuomo while working as one of CNN’s top anchors, was also effectively working as an unpaid aide to the governor.

The cosy and improper nature of the relationship was conveyed through text messages obtained by James’ office. The texts between the anchor and several aides and allies of the governor revealed that Chris Cuomo sought to use his connections in the press to help prepare Andrew Cuomo’s team as accusers started to make their stories public.
READ ALSO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns Amidst Harassment Scandal

Chris Cuomo’s profile at CNN rose with a sharp-elbowed, lean-in demeanour that he used both in front of the camera and behind it. His broader rise was also emblematic of a new tone the outlet, once seen as a plain-vanilla dispenser of news, took on under Zucker, who became president in 2013. Consider that the slot used for Cuomo’s 9 p.m. show, “Cuomo Prime Time” was once the home to Larry King’s genial celebrity interviews.

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo attend the HBO Documentary Film “RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee” during The Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HBO)

Cuomo joined CNN from ABC News in 2013, and was set as a co-anchor of “New Day,” a morning program that executives billed as a counterpart to NBC’s “Today.” As the news cycle grew more frenzied, however, CNN jettisoned the original concept and set Cuomo in front of retooled effort that had him grilling Trump administration officials and newsmakers in segments that often ran so long that the network pushed back commercial breaks to accommodate them.

The decision to fire Cuomo leaves CNN with a big hole to fill. While his 9 p.m. program, “Cuomo Prime Time,” was regularly beaten in the ratings by its two main time-slot rivals, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” it is CNN’s most popular program. Michael Smerconish, a popular talk-show host who leads a Saturday-morning program on CNN, is slated to take the reins of the 9 p.m. hour next week, but Zucker, CNN’s leader, will no doubt be working to devise a set of new options for the slot. chris cuomo KOKO T VNG 9

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Tisha Campbell Recalls The Moment She Was Almost “Snatched” While Trying To Get A Taxi 

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It is important that we always watch our surroundings whenever we’re out in public because it only takes a split second until something becomes serious. On Friday, actress Tisha Campbell reminded her followers to do so after she detailed a recent moment where she was almost “snatched” while trying to catch a taxi outside of her hotel.

In a video posted to her Instagram, the actress said, “Don’t freak out, but I think I almost got snatched up. So, they don’t have Ubers where I’m filming and I had to call a taxi so I get this number but the van that pulls up looks real sketchy. But there’s a guy in the back seat right, so when he jumps out the guy is just standing there.”

She continued to explain she thought the guy was getting dropped off, but he was just standing outside of the van. Tisha then says the guy started to demand that she got inside of the van, but she told him “no.”

“I look inside the car, it’s f****d up,” she said. “The rubber is pulled up from the bottom; there’s dirt everywhere. The back seat looked like it was snatched out and snatched out for a f******g reason.”

Tisha proceeded to detail that the driver in front then demanded her to get in the car, and she also told him she was not getting inside.

After heading back inside her hotel, she asked the lady at the front desk about the guy who gave her the number to call for a taxi. And the lady questioned, “Why would he give you this number?”

Tisha ended her video by saying, “Yo this trafficking sh*t is real. But they got me f****d up. They got me f*****d up. Cause I ain’t Gina b***h.”

 

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Joe Exotic Re-Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison For Murder-For-Hire Charge Involving Carole Baskin

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It looks like Joe Exotic still has some time before he’ll be able to be released from prison. On Friday, a federal judge resentenced Joe after a federal appeals court ruled that his sentence should be shortened.

According to AP News, Joe was resentenced to 21 years in prison, which is only reducing his previous sentence by a year. He is currently serving time on a murder-for-hire charge, which involved his “Tiger King,” rival Carole Baskin. Joe, who is set to begin treatment after being diagnosed with cancer, said to the judge on Friday, “Please don’t make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free.”

Carole and her current husband were also present in court as she expressed her fear of being threatened by Joe. She said, “He continues to harbor intense feelings of ill will toward me.”

In January 2020, Joe was sentenced to 22 years behind bars after he was convicted of reportedly trying to hire someone to kill Carole Baskin. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled that his sentence should be shortened.

Prosecutors claim that Joe, whose real name is, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, tried to hire an undercover FBI agent to kill Carole and offered him $10,000. In a recorded meeting from December 2017, he was reportedly heard saying, “Just like follow her into a mall parking lot and just cap her and drive off.”

However, Joe’s legal team says that he was not being serious.

As we previously reported, last year Joe was reportedly looking for President Biden to grant him a pardon after Donald Trump didn’t do so before his exit from office.

 

 

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Funny reactions as car is seen carrying another car in Oyo [Video]

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A video of an unusual sight in Oyo state, Nigeria has elicited laughter from social media users.

A Peugeot car was filmed carrying another Peugeot on its roof while transporting it to an unknown destination.

The scene was captured in Saki, Oyo state and it showed a man sitting atop the car that was being conveyed.

The motorist who filmed them could be heard expressing shock at the wonders in Nigeria.

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