Fired CNN host Chris Cuomo was absent from his SiriusXM radio show on Monday after it emerged he had been accused of sexual misconduct by a former ABC News colleague.
Cuomo was replaced as host of his two-hour “Let’s Get After It” show by Brian Ross, who also previously worked at ABC and said he was “filling in” when the program started.
A source familiar with the situation told the Post, “Chris has decided to take time off from SiriusXM today, he is not going to focus today on his current situation.
“He’ll be back when he’s ready to go back on the air,” the source said.
“His contract ends in 2022, and it remains to be seen what will happen until then.”
As for Ross, he’s no stranger to controversy himself, having been fired as ABC’s chief investigative correspondent in 2018 for botching a report on then-President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Ross’ December 2017 report incorrectly claimed that Trump told Flynn to “contact the Russians” during the 2016 presidential campaign – although the directive actually came after Trump was elected.
After suspending Ross, then-ABC News executive James Goldston told staffers the blunder made him feel “more rage, disappointment and frustration” than at any point in his career.
Ross, who spent 24 years at ABC, now hosts a bi-weekly show for the niche Law & Crime network, which is available on cable, satellite and streaming platforms.
Cuomo, 51, was fired by CNN on Saturday, four days after he was suspended for secretly trying to help his then-governor brother. Andrew Cuomo, fight sexual harassment allegations that forced his resignation in August.
CNN canned it after an unidentified woman’s attorney informed the network on Wednesday of an unspecified allegation of sexual misconduct against Chris Cuomo while working at ABC.
Chris Cuomo said through a spokesperson that “these seemingly anonymous allegations are not true.”
SiriusXM did not return a request for comment.