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HarperCollins Will Not Publish Chris Cuomo’s Book ‘Deep Denial’

Chris Cuomo, who was recently fired by CNN for helping his brother Andrew Cuomo deal with a sexual harassment scandal, will not see his book published by Harper Collins.


As per The Hollywood Reporter, a William Morrow spokesperson said, “Custom House does not intend to publish the Chris Cuomo book.”

William Morrow is an imprint of HarperCollins, and Cuomo’s book Deep Denial was slated for release in 2022 through its Custom House line of curated non-fiction and fiction literature.

The book was earlier described by the publisher as a “provocative analysis of the harsh truths that the pandemic and Trump years have exposed about America – about our strength and our character – and a roadmap of the work needed to make our ideals match reality.”

Cuomo, who joined CNN in 2013 to co-host its morning show, moved on to host the channel’s most-watched news show, Cuomo Prime Time, in 2018.

In December 2020, his brother Andrew Cuomo, former governor of New York, faced sexual assault accusations from a former aide.

In May 2021, Chris Cuomo admitted to breaching some of CNN’s rules and advising his brother on handling the sexual assault allegations from the perspective of public relations.

Andrew Cuomo subsequently resigned in August after an investigation found that he had “sexually harassed a number of State employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching, as well as by making numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments.”

While CNN had “appreciated the unique position [Chris Cuomo] was in and understood his need to put family first and job second” back in May, the channel suspended him on November 30 after new court documents raised “serious questions” about the level of his involvement.


A few days later, on Sunday, CNN terminated his contract citing that “additional information” had come to light during a review conducted by a respected law firm.

Cuomo called the decision “disappointing,” and as per a New York Post report, he is set to sue the network for $18 million over his terminated contract. Cuomo will also likely seek damages, the report adds.

Meanwhile, the former CNN anchor has not commented on the pulling of his proposed book by HarperCollins.