CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is under fire after a new report revealed he took part in strategy calls to advise his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, on how he should address sexual harassment allegations that were made against him by women earlier this year.

An article published by The Washington Post claimed Chris Cuomo began participating in strategy calls after a growing number of women who worked with the NY governor accused him of sexual misconduct.

Anonymous sources told the publication that Chris Cuomo advised his brother not to resign and used the phrase “cancel culture” to encourage the governor to take a defiant position on the allegations. 

While experts have suggested Chris Cuomo’s decision to give his brother advice was a conflict of interest due to his show on CNN, the network has no plans to discipline the anchor for his actions.

“Chris has not been involved in CNN’s extensive coverage of the allegations against Governor Cuomo — on air or behind the scenes. In part because, as he has said on his show, he could never be objective. But also because he often serves as a sounding board for his brother,” CNN said in a statement. 

“However, it was inappropriate to engage in conversations that included members of the Governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges. He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”

Chris Cuomo’s name became a trending topic on Twitter with some people calling him out for giving his brother advice on how to react to the allegations

“Chris Cuomo harasses and slanders people who call his brother out. I’m not surprised that he also wants to ignore potential victims of his brother, he should be sacked,” one individual wrote.

Another post suggested that Cuomo was only allowed to keep his job at CNN because of his famous sibling.

“It is very strange to see people acting shocked that Chris Cuomo isn't getting fired for consulting with his brother Andrew Cuomo since the reason he has a show is that his brother is Andrew Cuomo,” the individual wrote.

Amid the backlash, Governor Cuomo’s aides suggested the CNN anchor’s participation in the strategy calls was informal. “There were a few phone conversations, with friends and advisers giving the governor advice,” Rich Azzopardi, a rep for the governor, said in a statement.

Chris Cuomo Chris Cuomo visits SiriusXM Studios on June 18, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images