Chris Cuomo not getting severance pay, says CNN president Jeff Zucker

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Honoree and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker (L) and CNN 'New Day' anchor Chris Cuomo attend the 2014 Fielding Dreams gala at American Museum of Natural History on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Honoree and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker (L) and CNN 'New Day' anchor Chris Cuomo attend the 2014 Fielding Dreams gala at American Museum of Natural History on March 11, 2014 in New York City. Photo credit Desiree Navarro/WireImage

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Chris Cuomo, who was fired on Saturday from CNN, will not be paid severence, network president Jeff Zucker said Tuesday at an employee town hall, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Cuomo's firing followed his suspension last Tuesday by the network after New York Attorney General Letitia James' probe revealed that he helped his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, fend of sexual harassment allegations.

Chris Cuomo was also accused of sexual misconduct by a former ABC News colleague, an accusation he has denied.

CNN has said that Zucker was unaware that Cuomo, 51, was helping his older brother -- but a lawyer for the former anchor has denied that.

Zucker, who previously stood by his former top anchor, told employees he wished Cuomo had taken a leave of absence in May when allegations first surfaced that he was a key member of his brother's strategy team.