In the wake of Chris Cuomo’s termination from CNN, HarperCollins has declined to publish the former anchor’s book.
In a statement to Fox News, a HarperCollins spokesperson stated, “Custom House does not intend to publish the Chris Cuomo book.”
The book, Deep Denial, had been previously described as a “a provocative analysis of the harsh truths” ostensibly revealed by the Trump administration and coronavirus pandemic, as well as what those truths “have exposed about America.”
Cuomo’s work ironically includes “a roadmap of the work needed to make our ideals match reality.”
In addition, the ex-CNN anchor recently announced that he was terminating his radio show on SiriusXM.
Over the weekend, CNN announced that it had immediately terminated Cuomo, who had already been promptly placed on indefinite suspension due to his involvement in his brother’s serious scandals. The network made its decision after “additional information” surfaced, which hastened the termination of Cuomo.
As revealed by “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter, the “additional information” pertained to a sexual misconduct allegation against Cuomo, which the accuser’s attorney, Debra Katz, recently brought to CNN’s attention.
Per Katz, her client is a “former junior colleague” from another network, which Stelter stated was ABC News. Previously, Cuomo worked at ABC News from 2006-2013 prior to joining CNN. He has issued a denial to the newest allegations of misconduct.
Interestingly, Katz also represents Charlotte Bennett, who was the second woman to accuse former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct.
The youngest Cuomo brother had previously been accused of sexual harassment by Shelley Ross, a veteran TV producer who released a guest essay in the New York Times in September. In the essay, Ross recalled how Cuomo squeezed her inappropriately at a 2005 event, and she provided a copy of the apology email that Cuomo sent to her afterwards.
Cuomo’s rapid decline downward began last week, after the New York Attorney General’s Office released numerous documents pertaining to the investigation of ousted Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo. These documents indicate that Chris had been vastly more involved in assisting his brother than his previous admissions to the public revealed.
Recent news reports suggest that a vicious legal war may soon ensue between CNN and Cuomo over his abrupt termination.
The network and the former news anchor have reportedly “lawyered up,” with the latter seeking at least $18M, plus damages, for ending his multi-year contract early. Cuomo reportedly made $6M per year on the network.