Ross stated Cuomo despatched her an electronic mail about an hour later with the topic line “Now that I consider it … I’m ashamed.”
“He ought to have been,” Ross continued. “However my query right this moment is identical because it was then: Was he ashamed of what he did, or was he embarrassed as a result of my husband noticed it? (He apologized first in his electronic mail to my ‘excellent and noble husband’ after which to me for ‘even placing you in such a place.’) Mr. Cuomo could say this can be a honest apology. I’ve at all times seen it as an try to supply himself with authorized and ethical protection to evade accountability.”
In accordance with the e-mail, which Ross shared with The New York Occasions, Cuomo additionally wrote, “Christian Slater acquired arrested for a (form of) related act (although borne of an alleged detrimental intent, not like my very own).” The actor was arrested in 2005 for allegedly grabbing a girl’s buttock on the road. In accordance with The New York Occasions article, he was charged with third diploma sexual abuse however the cost was later dropped. His publicist Evelyn Karamanos known as the incident a “misunderstanding” in a comment to the newspaper on the time.
“Mr. Cuomo, a former lawyer, appeared to make use of his quick apology to legally differentiate the 2 incidents,” Ross wrote. “He instructed Mr. Slater had ‘detrimental intent’ whereas he, Mr. Cuomo, didn’t. He appeared to have a eager understanding of what accountability may appear like again then; right this moment we now have no clear concept if both he or CNN is serious about accountability.”