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Publisher HarperCollins cancels Chris Cuomo's upcoming book

Chris Cuomo in 2018.

Chris Cuomo in 2018. Credit: Getty Images for Turner/Mike Coppola

The publishing house HarperCollins has canceled a scheduled book by former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

A representative for the publisher's imprint Custom House confirmed to Newsday on Tuesday, "Custom House does not intend to publish the Chris Cuomo book," titled "Deep Denial" and set for release next year.

Queens-born Cuomo, 51, has not commented publicly. He had been fired over the weekend by the news network CNN following its investigation into his involvement in defending his older brother, former New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, against sexual-harassment allegations. An attorney for a woman accusing Chris Cuomo of sexual improprieties said that she had made her allegation before his firing; the younger Cuomo has denied the allegations. On Monday, the anchor announced he was stepping down from his SiriusXM radio show.

The publisher had earlier described the book as "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 road map of the work needed to make our ideals match reality."

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