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Chris Cuomo Reportedly Recordsdata $125 Million Arbitration Demand Towards CNN For “Wrongful Termination” And Disparaging His Character

Late final 12 months, CNN followers had been shocked when fashionable host Chris Cuomo was terminated by the community for allegedly withholding the assistance he was giving his brother Andrew Cuomo amid his sexual misconduct allegations. Quick ahead to the current, and now in keeping with lately filed paperwork, Chris Cuomo has filed a $125 arbitration demand (which is an try to keep away from courtroom proceedings) towards CNN for wrongfully terminating him and destroying his character privately and publicly.

@Deadline solely studies, by way of his authorized workforce Freedman + Taitelman LLP and Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP, Chris Cuomo has simply filed a $125 million arbitration towards his former employer CNN following his termination again in December 2021. The submitting explains the reasoning for the arbitration and the breakdown of the financial quantity Cuomo is searching for. “Because of Turner’s indefensible option to unceremoniously fireplace him, Cuomo has been broken in numerous methods. Cuomo has had his journalistic integrity unjustifiably smeared, making it tough if not not possible for Cuomo to seek out comparable work sooner or later and damaging him in quantities exceeding $125 million, which incorporates not solely the remaining wage owed beneath the Settlement, however future wages misplaced because of CNN’s efforts to destroy his repute in violation of the Settlement. Cuomo now seeks to recuperate the complete measure of his damages towards Turner and CNN,” the arbitration states.

The $125 million splits into two elements, $110 million for “consequential damages” and an extra $15 million of what Cuomo and his attorneys say was the remaining quantity left on his CNN contract when his was terminated on December 4th. Considered one of Chris Cuomo’s attorneys, Bryan Freedman, solely informed Deadline that “It ought to by now be apparent that Chris Cuomo didn’t mislead CNN about serving to his brother. In reality, because the restricted info launched from WarnerMedia’s investigation makes clear, CNN’s highest-level executives not solely knew about Chris’s involvement in serving to his brother but in addition actively assisted the Governor, each by way of Chris and instantly themselves.”

Freedman continued, including “As CNN has admitted, community requirements had been modified in a calculated determination to spice up scores. When these practices had been known as into query, Chris was made the scapegoat. The authorized motion filed at present makes clear that CNN wrongfully terminated Chris and additional violated the specific phrases of his employment settlement by permitting its staff to disparage him. Chris is owed a full apology from these accountable.”

Moreover, there may be additionally a piece of the arbitration submitting that particulars how CNN disparaged Cuomo’s character resulting from former CNN head Jeff Zucker (who was lately concerned in his personal intercourse scandal prompting his exit) failing to abide by the phrases of the Settlement that instructed CNN staff to not disparage Cuomo. It additionally states that not solely had been different firm staff responsible of disparaging his identify, Zucker was allegedly the ring chief.

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