The cyclist who was ‘verbally attacked’ by Chris Cuomo has reported him to the cops and accused the CNN anchor of breaking quarantine rules laid out by his brother, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo.
Chris Cuomo, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, ranted about his job on Monday during his SiriusXM show. He also told a story about being approached by a ‘fat’ biker who confronted him on Easter Sunday while he was out with his family near their home in the Hamptons.
The man, who has only been identified as David, reportedly asked Cuomo’s wife, Cristina, if he was properly quarantining while out riding his bike.
David told the New York Post that Cristina came over to him and asked: ‘May I help you?’
The cyclist who was ‘verbally attacked’ by Chris Cuomo (pictured on April 7) has reported him to the cops and accused the CNN anchor of breaking quarantine rules laid out by his brother, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo
The bicyclist, who has only been identified as David, reportedly asked Cuomo’s wife, Cristina (pictured together in 2014), if the host was properly quarantining
David said he told her that he was just out riding his bike before asking her why Cuomo wasn’t in quarantine.
According to David, Cuomo was with Cristina, another woman and three kids.
He claimed Cuomo then stormed over and asked: ‘Who the hell are you? I can do what I want!’
‘He just ranted, screaming, “I’ll find out who you are!”,’ David said.
‘I said to him, “Your brother [Andrew Cuomo] is the coronavirus czar, and you’re not even following his rules — unnecessary travel,”‘ David told the Post.
David said he reported the incident to East Hampton cops on Monday afternoon.
‘I hate bullies,’ David said.
He said he wanted to just get something on the record and has no plans to press charges unless he feels threatened.
But Cuomo gave a completely different story during his rant on Monday.
‘Here I am in an almost powerless position against this a**hole because I’m a celebrity and he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to me.’
During Cuomo’s rant he talked about his job at CNN, saying he was tired of interviewing disingenuous politicians and didn’t ‘value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship’. But on Tuesday, Cuomo (pictured in 2019) backtracked those comments, saying he loves where he is
The host said: ‘I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullsh** to me, I don’t want to hear it.
‘That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year…because I’ve saved my money and I don’t need it anymore.
‘I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth…I don’t get that doing what I do for a living.
‘Me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other.’
During Cuomo’s rant he also talked about his job at CNN, saying he was tired of interviewing disingenuous politicians and didn’t ‘value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship’.
Cuomo is one of more than 615,000 people to have tested positive for the coronavirus in the US
He also said: ‘I don’t like what I do professionally. I don’t think it’s worth my time.’
The anchor said he no longer wants to be ‘trafficking in things that I believe are ridiculous’.
In particular, Cuomo said he found both Democrats and Republicans who went on his show said things they ‘do not actually believe’.
But on Tuesday, Cuomo backtracked his statements, saying: ‘I’ve never been in a better position professionally, I’ve never been more grateful, I’ve never been on a better team.’
‘I love where I am. I love the position that I’ve been given. And I love who I’m doing it with.’