Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has filed a $125 million arbitration demand against CNN for “unlawful termination,” alleging that WarnerMedia’s claim the former “Cuomo Prime Time” host violated the network’s news standards and practices is “false.”
CNN fired Cuomo in December following a brief suspension over his extensive involvement in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., stave off sexual misconduct allegations. A subsequent probe of Chris Cuomo’s actions at CNN revealed a separate sexual misconduct charge against him from his earlier tenure at ABC News.
“It should by now be obvious that Chris Cuomo did not lie to CNN about helping his brother. In fact, as the limited information released from WarnerMedia’s investigation makes clear, CNN’s highest-level executive not only knew about Chris’s involvement in helping his brother but also actively assisted the Governor, both through Chris and directly themselves. As CNN has admitted, network standards were changed in a calculated decision to boost ratings. When those practices were called into question, Chris was made the scapegoat,” attorney Bryan Freedman told Fox News Digital.