By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, is apologizing for getting involved in the governor’s sexual harassment scandal.

Chris Cuomo responded to a story in the Washington Post claiming he joined a series of conference calls with the governor’s staff.

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The report said Chris Cuomo encouraged his older brother to defy calls to resign amid mounting accusations of sexual misconduct.

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“When my brother’s situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his and advisors that did include some of his staff, I understand why that was a problem for CNN. It will not happen again. It was a mistake,” Chris Cuomo said Thursday.

Chris Cuomo has not been covering the news regarding the governor on his broadcast.

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CNN described Chris Cuomo’s behavior surrounding the phone calls as “inappropriate” but said the anchor will not face disciplinary action.

CBSNewYork Team