Chris Cuomo plans to sue CNN for $18 million to $20 million, the remaining quantity on his four-year contract.
A supply informed the New York Post that CNN has “no intention of paying Cuomo a penny” as a result of attorneys from Cravath, Swaine & Moore suggested the community it had authorized grounds to fireplace Cuomo.
CNN terminated Cuomo on Saturday following new data in his efforts to help his brother, Andrew Cuomo, after a collection of sexual harassment allegations. In addition, CNN was notified of an unspecified sexual misconduct allegation in opposition to Chris Cuomo final week.
If the matter goes to court docket, the language in Cuomo’s contract ought to dictate the result. Namely, CNN usually contains a normal morality clause in its expertise contracts that enables the community to fireplace the worker if he does something of disrepute.
Still, Chris Cuomo’s spokesman says CNN President Jeff Zucker knew “about the details of Mr. Cuomo’s support for his brother. And there were no secrets about this, as other individuals besides Mr. Cuomo can attest.” Cuomo’s staff provides that the “apparently anonymous [sexual misconduct] allegations are not true.”
So the Cuomo headache for CNN will not be over.
In the meantime, Michael Smerconish will fill in at 9 pm on CNN for the rest of the week. Monday, CNN informed employees it had not made a long-term choice on Cuomo’s successor.
The New York Post provides that each CNN and Chris Cuomo’s spokesman declined to touch upon the report.
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