Chris Cuomo’s upcoming book has reportedly been pulled by publisher HarperCollins amid the news anchor’s CNN firing and sexual misconduct allegations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, plans to publish Cuomo’s book have been scrapped by Custom House, a publishing imprint of William Morrow and HarperCollins. Deep Denial was slated to be released in the fall of 2022.
“Custom House does not intend to publish the Chris Cuomo book,” a spokesperson for Custom House said regarding the previously planned book.
Cuomo’s book was reportedly expected to be “a provocative analysis of the harsh truths that the pandemic and Trump years have exposed about America — about our strength and our character — and a roadmap of the work needed to make our ideals match reality,” according to a synopsis provided by the publisher.
The book decision is only the most recent fallout the former news anchor is facing following his termination from CNN.
Cuomo announced he's stepping away from his SiriusXM radio program in the wake of facing sexual misconduct allegations.
As Radar previously reported, Chris was accused of sexual misconduct by an anonymous woman on December 1, only a few days before CNN fired him from the network.
Debra S. Katz, an attorney hired by the anonymous accuser to represent her case, said her client felt like she was forced to come forward after seeing the hypocrisy Chris showed by defending and helping his brother Andrew Cuomo with his own sexual harassment scandal.
"By Friday, I was in discussions with CNN about providing documentary evidence of my client's allegations and making my client available for an interview with CNN's outside counsel,” Katz reportedly said.
She also added that the network "acted promptly on my client's complaint and fired Mr. Cuomo."
As for Chris, he was devastated by his termination, saying in his own statement: "This is not how I want my time at CNN to end."