In an essay published Friday in the New York Times, Shelley Ross, a former executive producer at ABC and CBS, revealed that, at a 2005 work gathering, CNN’s Chris Cuomo “walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”
“’I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss,’ he said to me with a kind of cocky arrogance. ‘No you can’t,’ I said, pushing him off me at the chest while stepping back, revealing my husband, who had seen the entire episode at close range. We quickly left.”
Ross has an email from Cuomo admitting to it and offering up a non-apology:
Now that I think of it I am ashamed… though my hearty greeting was a function of being glad to see you…. … Christian Slater got arrested for a (kind of) similar act (though borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own)…and as a husband I can empathize with not liking to see my wife patted as such…
So pass along my apology to your very good and noble husband… and I apologize to you as well, for even putting you in such a position.
Next time, I will remember the lesson, no matter how happy I am to see you.
borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own. As Breitbart News’ John Nolte writes, the blowhard Cuomo “can’t even apologize without being self-serving.”