The $125 Million Claim Against CNN
Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has filed a $125 million arbitration claim against his former employer, arguing that he’s “been damaged in countless ways” after the network “unceremoniously” fired him last year.
“Cuomo has had his journalistic integrity unjustifiably smeared, making it difficult if not impossible for Cuomo to find similar work in the future and damaging him in amounts exceeding $125 million, which includes not only the remaining salary owed under the Agreement, but future wages lost as a result of CNN’s efforts to destroy his reputation in violation of the Agreement,” the court filing reads.
“Cuomo now seeks to recover the full measure of his damages against Turner and CNN.”
Former CNN President Jeff Zucker fired Cuomo in December, saying the anchor had misled top executives about his involvement in his brother former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) sexual misconduct scandal.
The day before his firing, CNN reportedly received a letter from a defense attorney detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Chris Cuomo, which he has denied.
“The legal action filed today makes clear that CNN wrongfully terminated Chris and further violated the express terms of his employment agreement by allowing its employees to disparage him,” said Bryan Freedman, Cuomo’s lawyer.
“Chris is owed a full apology from those responsible.”