Chris Cuomo had short-lived aspirations of extinguishing actual life infernos — not simply the media hearth confronted by his disgraced brother, ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in response to a brand new report.
The ex-CNN host utilized to be a volunteer firefighter with the East Hampton Fireplace Division after the community fired him final December for advising his brother all through the governor’s sexual harassment scandal, the Each day Beast reported Monday.
However the former primetime information anchor in the end withdrew his software a short while after assembly with hearth chiefs earlier this 12 months as he was unable to commit sufficient of his time to satisfy the function, in response to the outlet, which cited two sources aware of the scenario.
Cuomo — who at first appeared keen to affix the fully-volunteer-led hearth home — quickly “balked” on the time dedication, the sources advised the Each day Beast.
Six months after getting fired from CNN, Cuomo could be seen having fun with a cigar whereas rocking a fedora in East Hampton.Matt Agudo / SplashNews.com
“It’s a really time-consuming factor. There are month-to-month conferences and drills and you need to meet a share of your calls,” EHFD Chief Duane Forrester mentioned to the outlet. “That’s why we don’t have many celebrities.”
In March, Cuomo filed a lawsuit demanding a staggering $125 million damages from CNN for being fired.
He was canned after CNN realized that he used his press connections and expertise to assist the protection of his embattled older brother, then the governor of New York.
Chris Cuomo over Labor Day weekend grabbing some espresso along with his buddies in East Hampton.Matt Agudo / SplashNews.com
An investigation by State Lawyer Normal Letitia James discovered that Cuomo helped his brother’s workers pry into the previous of a girl who accused the ex-governor of inappropriately touching her
Cuomo then participated in technique classes aimed toward serving to the his brother beat the sexual harassment scandal that ultimately compelled him to resign, in response to the probe.
Nevertheless, Cuomo stoked the fireplace when he referred to as his termination “the epitome of hypocrisy” as a result of community’s alleged willingness to look the opposite approach when different CNN personalities reportedly violated its journalistic requirements.
Chris Cuomo seen in East Hampton choosing up a Christmas tree in East Hampton over Thanksgiving break.Matt Agudo/Shutterstock
The ousted cable information anchor has lately set headlines ablaze as he ended a seven-month hiatus from Instagram to publish dispatches from war-torn Ukraine, tease an upcoming undertaking, market a “Free Agent” merch line and share pics of himself fishing along with his hero-to-zero brother Andrew Cuomo.