Chris Cuomo Seeks $125 Million From CNN

The previous cable information anchor Chris Cuomo is looking for $125 million from CNN for what his legal professionals declare was wrongful termination when the cable information community fired him in December.

In a authorized submitting on Wednesday with JAMS, an arbitration group, Mr. Cuomo’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, mentioned he was looking for the $15 million that Mr. Cuomo was owed underneath his contract in addition to “future wages misplaced on account of CNN’s efforts to destroy his fame.”

Mr. Cuomo was fired days after the New York lawyer normal launched a trove of emails and textual content messages that indicated he had been intimately concerned with offering strategic recommendation to his brother, Andrew M. Cuomo, who was confronting a mounting sexual harassment scandal whereas serving as governor of New York.

Mr. Cuomo was fired by Jeff Zucker, CNN’s president on the time. Mr. Cuomo has maintained that Mr. Zucker was conscious of his dealings together with his brother, an accusation that Mr. Zucker has denied.

An inner investigation into Mr. Cuomo commissioned by WarnerMedia, CNN’s guardian firm, quickly imperiled Mr. Zucker as properly. Mr. Zucker resigned under pressure in early February after the investigation revealed that he had didn’t disclose a romantic relationship with the community’s head of promoting and communications, Allison Gollust. WarnerMedia would later say that “the investigation discovered violations of firm insurance policies, together with CNN’s information requirements and practices, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust and Chris Cuomo.” Mr. Zucker and Ms. Gollust have denied that.

Mr. Freedman, Mr. Cuomo’s lawyer, mentioned on Wednesday that it “ought to by now be apparent that Chris Cuomo didn’t mislead CNN about serving to his brother.”

“Actually, because the restricted info launched from WarnerMedia’s investigation makes clear, CNN’s highest-level executives not solely knew about Chris’s involvement in serving to his brother but additionally actively assisted the governor, each via Chris and immediately themselves,” Mr. Freedman continued.

A CNN spokesman declined to remark. Deadline reported Mr. Cuomo’s authorized submitting earlier on Wednesday.


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