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HarperCollins kills Chris Cuomo's book deal

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Publishing giant HarperCollins has canceled the publishing and distribution of ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's new book, according to a report from Insider.

The book, "Deep Denial," was set to be released in Fall 2022.

What are the details?

On Tuesday, New York Times reporter John Koblin tweeted, "Chris Cuomo's forthcoming book (originally titled DEEP DENIAL) from a HarperCollins imprint has been pulled. 'We do not intend to publish the Cuomo book,' a HarperCollins rep tells me."

“I can confirm that we don’t intend to publish the book,” spokesperson Kelly Rudolph told the New York Post in a statement corroborating Koblin's report.

The planned hardcover, according to the report, was also recently removed from Amazon's website.

What do we know about the book?

Cuomo's book, according to Google Books, was "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."

CNN fired Cuomo on Saturday over his actions in attempting to stem the tide of bad publicity surrounding the sexual harassment allegations against his brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

In a statement on Cuomo's termination, a spokesperson for the network said, "Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately."

According to reports, Cuomo is gearing up to file a lawsuit against the cable news network for more than $18 million — the remainder of his four-year contract.

A goodbye to SiriusXM radio

Cuomo on Monday announced that he would also be ending his SiriusXM show.

In a message shared on Twitter, Cuomo wrote, "The way my time ended at CNN was hard. While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult. So, right now, I have to take a step back and focus on what comes next. That means I will no longer be doing my SiriusXM radio show. I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from SiriusXM throughout my time there. I also want to express my sincere appreciation for my loyal listeners. I will miss our conversations a great deal — but I look forward to being back in touch with you all in the future."

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