The former boss of Chris Cuomo, who accused the CNN anchor of inappropriately touching her at a celebration in 2005, claims he’s “no extra enlightened as we speak” after he responded to her allegation when it went public final week.
Shelley Ross, the previous government producer of Cuomo’s present Primetime Dwell, wrote in an op-ed printed by the New York Instances on Friday that alleged he grabbed her buttock in entrance of her husband whereas at a going away occasion for a colleague 16 years in the past. He apologized to her in an e-mail a short while later, she added.
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Cuomo’s response to the op-ed was printed inside it. He mentioned the “interplay was not sexual in nature. It occurred 16 years in the past in a public setting when she was a high government at ABC. I apologized to her then, and I meant it.”
Ross informed Enterprise Insider that his response to her coming ahead demonstrated a lack of awareness on his half.
“I do not acknowledge that there is something that was ‘our interplay.’ I used to be not a participant,” she mentioned. “I used to be groped. And so to say that I acknowledge interplay, no. That reveals a scarcity of enlightenment.”
“I hoped that in 15, 16 years that he had modified, however he is no extra enlightened as we speak than he was then, as demonstrated by his response,” she continued.
Ross’s accusation got here lower than a month after his brother , former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resigned from workplace amid accusations of sexual misconduct, though he denied allegations of wrongdoing.