According to a new report from The Blaze “Ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is reportedly preparing to file a lawsuit against CNN if the network refuses to pay him at least $18 million to cover the remainder of his contract at $6 million per year.”
This comes after CNN fired Cuomo and Cuomo chose to quit his Sirius XM Radio Show as well.
Per the report:
The 51-year-old disgraced anchor — who was fired after his efforts to fluff the reputation of his brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), by attempting to quash reporting on allegations against him of sexual harassment — has hired attorneys and is reportedly preparing to file the suit if he doesn’t receive the pay for the remaining three years on his four-year contract.
According to a report from the New York Post, sources familiar with the matter state that his contract was reportedly worth $6 million per year, leaving between $18 and $20 million on the table after his departure.
Cuomo is also reportedly likely to seek damages if he files the suit.
A source told the outlet, however, that the network has “no intention of paying [Chris] Cuomo a penny.”
“If he gets a settlement, there would be uproar,” the source added
A second source told the outlet that the company “has a standard morality clause in their contract that says if the employee does anything of disrepute, they can be immediately fired.”
Much like his brother, Cuomo is facing sexual misconduct allegations of his own: A former colleague who wished to remain anonymous hired an attorney and came forward earlier this week, saying that Cuomo reportedly engaged in sexual misconduct with her.
“Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN,” attorney Debra Katz said in a statement on the allegation.