CNN fired host Chris Cuomo on Saturday, citing his involvement in defending his brother Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sex scandal and the most recent sexual harassment claim against him.
A statement from a CNN spokesperson explained the flailing cable “news” network’s decision: “Based on the report we received regarding Chris’s conduct with his brother’s defense, we had cause to terminate. When new allegations came to us this week, we took them seriously and saw no reason to delay taking immediate action.”
The Daily Mail is reporting that former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is preparing to sue his former employer for $18 million left on his contract, claiming that CNN President Jeff Zucker knew about his involvement in his brother’s sex pest probe.
Cuomo says CNN President Jeff Zucker knew about the cooperation, which the network called ‘patently false.’
He has now hired lawyers and is preparing to file a suit against CNN if it does not honor the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year, under which he receives $6 million a year, according to the New York Post.
But unnamed sources told the Post that the network has ‘no intention of paying Cuomo a penny,’ noting that ‘if he gets a settlement, there would be an uproar.’