Looks like Chris Cuomo won’t be going quietly into the night.
On the contrary, it looks like Cuomo is readying a massive lawsuit against CNN, just in time to entertain conservatives for the holidays.
“Fired CNN host Chris Cuomo is set to sue the network if it balks at paying him at least $18 million to cover what’s left on his contract … His contract was reportedly worth $6 million annually, leaving between $18 million and $20 million that he would be owed, sources said, adding that Chris Cuomo would also likely seek damages.” [Source: The New York Post]
So, in other words, Cuomo is embodying everything patriots have come to know and detest in ultra-liberals: an excessive lack of accountability coupled with an excessive sense of entitlement.
One would think that Cuomo would issue at least an apology for his brazen abuse of power, but instead, he’s apparently decided to yank down others with him.
Just consider a rather telling statement from a Cuomo spokesperson.
“[Cuomo and Zucker] were widely known to be extremely close and in regular contact, including about the details of Mr. Cuomo’s support for his brother … there were no secrets about this, as other individuals besides Mr. Cuomo can attest.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
In other words, Cuomo is not only not going quietly into the night, but he is also levying serious accusations against his boss, Zucker, claiming that his boss was more than aware of the network’s apparent assistance to his brother, Andrew Cuomo, otherwise known as the beleaguered former Governor of New York.
Needless to say, CNN did not take very kindly to Cuomo’s insinuations, as evidenced by the rather aggressive response.
“He has made a number of accusations that are patently false … This reinforces why he was terminated for violating our standards and practices, as well as his lack of candor.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
So, the network obsessed with fact-checking apparently didn’t bother fact-checking one of its primo anchors for years.
Imagine being paid $6M a year to show up and bash Trump. As if that takes much preparation.
Frankly, Cuomo should send Trump some champagne for all the professional opportunities one of the greatest presidents in recent American history apparently afforded him.
Then again, maybe Cuomo manages his money about as effectively as Democrats, which means no real money management at all.
So, Cuomo’s suit may well be out of “necessity” more than ego, though he’ll have a heck of a time getting any money out of CNN, according to various sources highly familiar with the matter at hand.
“[CNN] no intention of paying Cuomo a penny … If he gets a settlement, there would be uproar.” [Source: The New York Post]
You don’t say.
The uproar would be even more magnified when taking into account the fact that both Cuomo brothers apparently can’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar, given that Mr. Chris also had sexual misconduct allegations levied against him.
An attorney for the victim, Debra Katz, noted the victim decided to come forward after being unable to stomach Cuomo’s on-air commentary, given how wildly different it is from his apparent real behind-the-scenes behavior.
“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 … My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women.” [Source: Breitbart]
What happened to “believe all women” when it comes to the Cuomo clan? Is the value of a woman’s claim completely dependent upon the individual she levies the claim against?
Democrats should really rephrase as follows: “Believe all women who accuse Republicans. Do not believe any women who accuse Democrats.”
Alas, even CNN is “smart” enough to realize that it cannot exactly go along with such maxims, which is why it will undoubtedly trot out its so-called “morality clause” if the impending fight with Cuomo becomes especially vicious.
“CNN has a standard morality clause in their contract that says if the employee does anything of disrepute, they can be immediately fired.” [Source: The New York Post]
Shame the same can’t be done with presumably elected officials … Though 2022 offers a stellar opportunity for evicting quite a few swamp creatures who have enjoyed their own eviction moratorium a bit too long.
Author: Jane Jones