Chris Cuomo's former boss says he 'is no more enlightened today' than when he allegedly sexually harassed her in 2005

Chris Cuomo's former boss says he 'is no more enlightened today' than when he allegedly sexually harassed her in 2005
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The former boss of Chris Cuomo, who accused the CNN anchor of inappropriately touching her at a party in 2005, claims he is "no more enlightened today" after he responded to her allegation when it went public last week.

Shelley Ross, the former executive producer of Cuomo’s show Primetime Live, wrote in an op-ed published by the New York Times on Friday that alleged he grabbed her buttock in front of her husband while at a going away party for a colleague 16 years ago. He apologized to her in an email a short time later, she added.

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Cuomo's response to the op-ed was published within it. He said the “interaction was not sexual in nature. It happened 16 years ago in a public setting when she was a top executive at ABC. I apologized to her then, and I meant it."

Ross told Business Insider that his reaction to her coming forward demonstrated a lack of understanding on his part.

"I don't acknowledge that there's anything that was 'our interaction.' I was not a participant," she said. "I was groped. And so to say that I acknowledge interaction, no. That shows a lack of enlightenment."

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"I was hoping that in 15, 16 years that he had changed, but he's no more enlightened today than he was then, as demonstrated by his response," she continued.

Ross’s accusation came less than a month after his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resigned from office amid accusations of sexual misconduct, although he denied allegations of wrongdoing.

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