CNN ANCHOR Dana Bash accidentally referred to her CNN coworker Chris Cuomo instead of his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when talking about the sexual harassment allegations against the governor.
In conversation with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Bash misspoke and incorrectly quoted the New York Times article on “Governor Chris Cuomo.”
CNN star Dana Bash accidentally switched the Cuomos in conversation with Jen PsakiCredit: CNN
Bash accidentally said “Chris Cuomo” faced allegations of sexual harassment instead of his brotherCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“The New York Times is reporting that last night that a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Chris Cuomo, this is a report from a former aide,” Bash said on Sunday’s “State of the Union.”
“First, President Biden has been consistent that he believes every woman should be heard,” Psaki said. “There should be an independent review looking into these allegations.”
Following Psaki’s response, Bash corrected herself.
Bash works on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo, who has been facing allegations of being too impartial to his brother Andrew when discussing the Covid nursing scandal which surfaced last month.
CNN has reinstituted a rule banning Chris from covering his brother AndrewCredit: CNN
Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment by two former aidesCredit: AFP
Chris Cuomo, once in an interview with his brother joked Andrew was “Single and ready to mingle” following his break up with cooking star Sandra Lee.
CNN has since banned Chris from covering his brother after it revealed the network had lifted the “rule” during the beginning of the pandemic.
Andrew Cuomo’s office has denied claims of harassment by his former aide Lindsey Boylan, and released a statement regarding a second claim from a 25-year-old aide named Charlotte Bennett who told her story inn a bombshell New York Times interview.
Boylan alleges the governor kissed her on the lips without her consent and asked to play strip poker. Bennett says the governor “asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men” during the height of the pandemic.
“I am with you Charlotte. We are with you. Always,” Boylan wrote on Twitter on Saturday.