Chris Cuomo Reportedly Preparing $18 Million Lawsuit Against CNN Over Remainder Of Contract

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Chris Cuomo, previously one of many star anchors of CNN, has seen higher days. His time on the community was abruptly terminated this week following further revelations of his secret makes an attempt to assist his brother/former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo navigate the sexual misconduct scandal that ended his governorship.

And it is not simply his TV gig that was vaporized. In the previous couple of days Chris misplaced or gave up (it is not completely clear) his Sirius satellite tv for pc radio present and had an upcoming guide canceled by his writer.

Not one to go down with no combat, Chris is reportedly  making ready a lawsuit in opposition to CNN over the rest of his contract.

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The rumblings of a authorized battle come because the Wall Road Journal reviews that CNN head Jeff Zucker advised employees that Cuomo wouldn’t be receiving any sort of severance following his firing from the channel.

Based on numerous reviews, Chris is looking for roughly $18 million from CNN to cowl what was left on his contract. On the time of his firing Cuomo was earning a salary of $6 million per year. So, presumably, he had three years left on his CNN deal on the time of his firing.

However CNN appears to be ready for a combat. Along with the Zucker feedback, an inside supply on the community says it has “no intention of paying [Chris] Cuomo a penny,” and that if he had been to obtain a settlement it might trigger “an uproar” throughout CNN. One other supply means that Cuomo may not have an excessive amount of floor to face on in looking for the $18 million from his former bosses:

“CNN has an ordinary morality clause of their contract that claims if the worker does something of disrepute, they are often instantly fired.”

A supply additionally says that Cuomo’s firing got here forward of a deliberate inner probe involving unknown sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to Chris Cuomo himself, reportedly from his time over at ABC Information. A spokesman for Cuomo says that the “apparently nameless allegations are usually not true.”

In one other salvo between Cuomo and CNN, the previous advised the Wall Road Journal by a spokesman that Zucker had already recognized “in regards to the particulars of Mr. Cuomo’s help for his brother,” earlier than the brand new info surfaced, and that “There have been no secrets and techniques about this, as different people in addition to Mr. Cuomo can attest.” A CNN spokesman responded, saying that “[Cuomo] has made plenty of accusations which can be patently false. This reinforces why he was terminated for violating our requirements and practices, in addition to his lack of candor.”

Clearly, that is gearing as much as be a really contentious battle between Chris Cuomo and CNN.


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