Chris CuomoCNN should pay.
The former news anchor — who was fired in December 2021 by the network’s then-president Jeff ZuckerConcerning his involvement in a sex dispute with his brother Andrew Cuomo‘s sexual misconduct scandal—has fired back with an arbitration claim that seeks $125 million for loss of wages and damage to the anchor’s reputation.
“As the result of [Turner Broadcasting System’s] indefensible choice to unceremoniously fire him, Cuomo has been damaged in countless ways,” state documents filed March 15 by Cuomo’s attorneys at Freedman + Taitelman LLP and Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP. Cuomo’s journalistic integrity has been unjustly tarnished, which makes it hard, if not impossible, for Cuomo find comparable work and damages him to the tune of $125 million.
According to the documents, the $125 million figure includes not only the remaining salary owed under his contract with the network, but “future wages lost as a result of CNN’s efforts to destroy his reputation.”