Days before CNN’s Chris Cuomo was fired after allegations of sexual harassment, colleague Brian Stelter was defending the troubled host predicting that Chris would be back on the network soon.
“Brian looks like a total fool. He is CNN’s media reporter. His only job is reporting on the media and when the biggest media story in years breaks right under his nose, he gets it wrong. Brian is literally in the same building as Chris. They sit in the same chair in the makeup room. If Brian needs to develop sources as CNN he literally just has to look to his left and his right to find insiders, yet here he is on TV giving out totally wrong information,” sources tell RadarOnline.com.
“Just a few days ago, Brian was calling other media reporters pushing the narrative that Chris would be returning to CNN. Now Chris is gone, and it doesn’t look like Brian will be around for much longer either.”
The new allegation against Cuomo emerged just days after CNN announced it was investigating the work he did defending his brother from similar harassment allegations.
“Brian is rattled. He pretends he is the best media reporter ever. He prides himself on believing that he knows everyone in the media and has the most reliable sources. However, in reality, his sources have proven to be anything but reliable and now everyone knows it,” adds an insider.
“This is deeply embarrassing and also very upsetting that his sources inside CNN didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth. They let him go on national TV and make a fool out of himself. It is crazy that RadarOnline.com has better, more reliable sources inside CNN than their own media reporter."
“The biggest fear at the moment is more people will come forward,” adds an ABC source. “Those Cuomo boys got around and did whatever they wanted for years. It was common knowledge within ABC that Chris was a player with a huge penis.”
Shelly Ross, a veteran TV executive, wrote a column for The New York Times in September saying Cuomo groped her at a party 16 years ago.
Chris Cuomo has denied the new allegation of sexual misconduct.