Chris Cuomo Prepares to Sue CNN for $18M Left on his Contract
After getting fired over the weekend, former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is preparing to sue the network for the $18 million left on his contract, claiming that CNN President Jeff Zucker knew about his involvement in his brother's sex probe.
Allegedly, the network has 'no intention of paying Cuomo a penny,' noting that 'if he gets a settlement, there would be an uproar.'
New York Attorney General Letitia James released documents revealing that Cuomo had called his 'sources' about planned news reports regarding his brother as he tried to dig up dirt on at least one of the former governor's accusers.
Lawyers told CNN officials that the documents gave the network legal grounds to fire Cuomo.
Now, it appears that accusations that he sexually harassed a former co-worker at ABC was the final straw that led to his firing.
CNN's statement cited only Cuomo's 'conduct with his brother’s defense' in its decision to terminate the anchor.
A spokesman for Cuomo said ‘Zucker knew about the details of Mr. Cuomo's support for his brother.’
CNN called the accusations 'false'.
A CNN insider said: 'If Jeff had known all along, Chris would have been fired earlier, not suspended.'