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Former NY Gov Andrew Cuomo posts a photo of himself blowing out his birthday candles as he turns 64

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Andrew Cuomo appeared to be having a very quiet celebration for his 64th birthday in an Instagram photo posted Tuesday.

Cuomo, who resigned as governor in September following a sexual harassment investigation, posted a photo of him blowing out the candles with daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo by his side.

Absent from the photo were Cuomo’s two other daughters, as well as his recently disgraced brother Chris, who was fired from his $6 million-a-year CNN job months after Andrew was kicked out of his role for groping claims. However, it appears that at least two people are present at the ceremony via FaceTime.

“Thank you for all the birthday wishes!” the newly mustachioed Cuomo wrote in an Instagram caption accompanying the photo.

Many commentators expressed their good wishes for the deposed governor, who was replaced in September by former lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul.

Where is Chris? Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrates his 64th birthday in an Instagram post with only daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo by his side, though other family members appear to be there via FaceTime

The governor's brother, for CNN primetime host Chris, has been removed from the network after being suspended a week ago

The governor’s brother, for CNN primetime host Chris, has been removed from the network after being suspended a week ago

The Cuomo brothers often appeared together on CNN during the pandemic.  An investigation found that Chris helped Andrew fight allegations of sexual misconduct

The Cuomo brothers often appeared together on CNN during the pandemic. An investigation found that Chris helped Andrew fight allegations of sexual misconduct

Happy Birthday to a wonderful and lovely Mr Andrew Cuomo, to me you will ALWAYS sparkle and shine! Love and miss you soooo deeply!,” one wrote.

“Happy Birthday…❤️ you are still loved by many,” wrote another.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo after AG documents revealed he wrote rebuttals to brother Andrew’s sex bullying

Controversial anchor Chris Cuomo has been “terminated immediately” by CNN, the network said in a statement on Saturday.

Though not referenced in CNN’s statement, an attorney told the New York Times that she notified the network on Wednesday of her client’s allegations of previous sexual misconduct against Chris Cuomo.

Debra S. Katz, a prominent employment lawyer who also represents one of Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, said the charge against Chris Cuomo was leveled by a former junior colleague from another network and had nothing to do with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s case. .’

Further details on the allegation are unclear, including which network Chris Cuomo was working at the time of the alleged misconduct. Cuomo’s spokesperson denied the claim, saying, “These seemingly anonymous allegations are not true.”

CNN’s statement only cited Cuomo’s “conduct with his brother’s defense” in his decision to end the anchor.

“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that has come to light about his involvement in his brother’s defense,” the network said in the statement.

The announcement further revealed that an outside law firm had been engaged by the network to assist in their investigation into how exactly their star anchor was helping his brother, Andrew Cuomo, then New York governor, fight a sexual harassment scandal this year.

“We engaged a respected law firm to conduct the review and have terminated it with immediate effect. Additional information came to light during the process of that assessment. Despite the termination, we will investigate if necessary.”

After collecting a wealth of texts and documents indicating a serious violation of network standards by the journalist, CNN notified Cuomo on Saturday of his termination, the network’s statement said.

Some negative comments surfaced, with one ripple: “Your mom must be so proud of you and Chris!”

CNN announced on Saturday that the brother of the ex-governor and Cuomo PrimeTime host had been “terminated” after suspending him last Tuesday.

“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that has come to light about his involvement in his brother’s defense,” the network’s statement began.

The announcement further revealed that CNN had engaged an outside law firm to investigate exactly how Cuomo was helping his brother, then New York governor, before allegations of sexual assault of 12 women prompted the politician to resign in August to face a lawsuit. probable accusation. process.

Chris was initially charged with interfering in his brother’s defense attempt, despite previously denying that he had been heavily involved in defending his sibling.

According to the network, during their investigation, the company found “additional information” that accused the 51-year-old newscaster and prompted execs to “terminate him with immediate effect.”

Cuomo joined CNN in February 2013 as a field anchor after stints with ABC and Fox News. After rising through the ranks, he was tapped to host Cuomo Prime Time in March 2018.

By some estimates, Cuomo had an annual salary of $6 million.

His show at 9 p.m. was CNN’s highest-rated broadcast. It averaged 774,000 viewers in November, when it ranked number 25 on all cable TV news programs — just behind Anderson Cooper’s show.

However, the network saw a 19 percent increase after Cuomo was suspended last Tuesday and Cooper took his place. The network has not specified who his permanent replacement will be, although rumors that Jake Tapper would fill the slot surfaced on Tuesday.

According to the network, the New York Attorney General’s investigation into the magnitude of Cuomo’s role in his brother’s filthy sex scandal is still ongoing.

Following CNN’s announcement, the veteran TV journalist also took to social media to speak out about his public abolition.

“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end,” Cuomo wrote.

He then claimed, “But I’ve already told you why and how I helped my brother.”

Cuomo is preparing to sue his former employer for $18 million still on his contract, alleging that CNN President Jeff Zucker was aware of his involvement in his brother’s sexual teasing investigation.

Cuomo says CNN President Jeff Zucker was aware of the partnership, which the network called “blatantly bogus.”

He has now hired attorneys and is preparing to file a lawsuit against CNN if it fails to honor the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year, under which he receives $6 million a year. New York Post.

But unnamed sources told the Post that the network “has no intention of paying Cuomo a cent,” noting that “if he gets a settlement, there would be a commotion.”

Attorneys for the firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore are said to have told CNN officials the documents gave the network legal grounds to fire the Cuomo Prime Time Star.

But it seems likely that allegations that he sexually harassed a former colleague at ABC was the final straw that led to his firing — a move that appears to ease some of the pressure on Zucker.

The network was set to investigate an unspecified allegation dating back to Cuomo’s time at ABC before he was fired, the Post reports.

His resignation came just days after prominent attorney Debra S. Katz, a prominent attorney who also represents one of Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, Charlotte Bennet, told CNN about a client accused of sexual harassment against the younger Cuomo, according to the report. New York Times.

The allegation is “unrelated to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s case,” Katz said in a statement.

Chris Cuomo’s spokesperson has maintained: “These apparently anonymous allegations are not true.”

But the former CNN star had also previously been accused of sexually harassing his female superior at ABC in 2005.

Cuomo lost his show last week as a result of his intense involvement in his brother's sex scandal strategy

Cuomo lost his show last week as a result of his intense involvement in his brother’s sex scandal strategy

Cuomo, 51, acknowledged his resignation on Saturday in a public statement expressing regret for his part in the scandal but claiming he was only helping his brother, who was forced to resign in August over the allegations.

Cuomo, 51, acknowledged his resignation on Saturday in a public statement expressing regret for his part in the scandal but claiming he was only helping his brother, who was forced to resign in August over the allegations.

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