Chris Cuomo reportedly filing arbitration against CNN imminently: Gasparino
Sources tell FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino that Cuomo will seek a statement from CNN clearing his name and his $20 million contract.
For Chris Cuomo, his reputation is worth more than his $20-million contract.
FOX Business has learned, from people close to the recently fired CNN anchor, that he plans to fight his dismissal by filing an arbitration case against his former employer. The timing is said to be "soon," according to those sources, and it will broadly argue that his dismissal was unfair. The claim is expected to state the network knew he was advising his brother Andrew, the former besieged governor of New York, over how to handle sexual harassment allegations brought against him.
CNN and its former chief Jeff Zucker said the firing was justified and Cuomo would relinquish his $20-million contract because allegedly he didn’t disclose the extent of the advising that he was doing for his brother Andrew.
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The contretemps at CNN between its former top-rated anchor and Zucker — recently fired for having a sexual relationship himself, with underling Allison Gollust — have become a major distraction at the network and parent WarnerMedia, which is merging with Discovery in a deal valued at $43 billion.
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