After being fired for using his CNN contacts to help his skeevy brother escape sexual harassment charges, now ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is now looking to sue CNN to get his $18 million salary back.
According to the New York Post, Cuomo is warning the network that they better hand over $18 million bucks after firing him, or he’ll sue.
Per the Post:
Cuomo, 51, has hired lawyers and is preparing to file the lawsuit over the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year — after a bitter back-and-forth about what the network knew of his secret efforts to aid his embattled brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said sources familiar with the matter.
His contract was reportedly worth $6 million annually, leaving between $18 million and $20 million that he would be owed, sources said, adding that Chris Cuomo would also likely seek damages.
But CNN has “no intention of paying [Chris] Cuomo a penny,” an insider said.
“If he gets a settlement, there would be uproar,” the source added.
It would seem unlikely that Cuomo will get much out of this. After all, he has the standard “morality clause” in his contract which basically gives CNN the right to fire him for cause. And misusing his position to help his rapist brother out would seem to fit that bill nicely!
And that doesn’t even include the sexual misconduct charges that he faces inside CNN, either.
But, CNN just might cave in and give him something just to be rid of him.
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