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Publisher drops Chris Cuomo’s book ‘Deep Denial’

Chris Cuomo is pictured during on air report in front of the Time Warner Building in New York on Oct. 24, 2018.
Chris Cuomo is pictured during on air report in front of the Time Warner Building in New York on Oct. 24, 2018. Publisher HarperCollins said Tuesday that it is no longer publishing his book, according to The Associated Press.
Kevin Hagen, Associated Press

Chris Cuomo takes another loss.

Publisher HarperCollins said Tuesday that it is no longer publishing his book, according to The Associated Press.

  • The book, “Deep Denial,” which was scheduled for a release next fall, is “a provocative analysis of the harsh truths that the pandemic and Donald 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.”
  • Cuomo has declined to comment on the decision made by his publisher.

Cuomo was investigated for his involvement in helping his big brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid sexual harassment allegations and eventually fired. Additionally, CNN was notified of sexual allegations against the prime-time television host, brought by a former junior colleague at another network, which he denied, per The New York Times.

  • In a virtual town hall on Tuesday, CNN President Jeff Zucker said he wished Chris Cuomo had taken a leave of absence after his involvement in the governor’s scandal was revealed.
  • Now, CNN doesn’t plan to pay severance or any other compensation remaining on his current contract, per the report.

Zucker also added that he was comfortable with his decision to dismiss the prime-time television host.