It wasn’t that long ago when Chris Cuomo and the boys club at CNN would display their liberal bonding on their respective nightly programs. They’d often appear on each other’s shows where they’d laugh, cajole, and broadcast the latest liberal propaganda handed to them by their Democrat buddies.
Cuomo and CNN Darling Don Lemon could even be seen sharing “I love you’s” as a sign off.
Don Lemon tells Chris Cuomo "I love you brother."
Don Lemon then opens his show with the sexual harassment report about his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo pic.twitter.com/3NJuwBmZWR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 4, 2021
But that’s all changed now…
Earlier this week, Chris Cuomo filed a lawsuit against his former employer, asking for over $100 million in damages after being fired and publicly ridiculed by CNN.
[source: The Daily Caller]
Cuomo is suing for the remainder of his salary outlined in his contract and future wages the host would have received had he not been let go, according to court documents.
Former CNN President Jeff Zucker fired Cuomo after previously suspending him for his involvement in helping his brother, embattled former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid sexual harassment allegations.
Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo asked an arbitrator to award him $125 million for what he called his “unlawful” firing.
Cuomo alleged his bosses knew how he advised his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and that they also assisted the governor. https://t.co/JbQERftb96
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 16, 2022
Cuomo’s lawsuit claimed that CNN executives knew about the relationship with embattled Andrew Cuomo and even encouraged him to advise his Governor brother as sexual assault allegations went public.
“CNN, including Zucker and Gollust, knew of Cuomo’s role as a confidant and sounding board to his brother, and the details of his interactions with Gov. Cuomo and his staff, long before the transcripts of the NYAG investigation were publicly disclosed.”
Cuomo also highlighted CNN’s willingness to overlook other hosts’ “flagrant breach of journalistic ethics,” like Don Lemon, Jeffrey Toobin, and Jake Tapper, according to the filing.
Cuomo’s lawsuit argued that Lemon broke journalistic ethics when he texted with convicted actor Jussie Smollett to warn him about the Chicago Police being skeptical of his story.
“Lemon had covered Smollett’s accusations and his subsequent investigation and prosecution, so intervening in the ongoing investigation by texting Smollett was an inexcusable breach of ethics. Yet CNN did nothing; Lemon was not disciplined in any way,” the filing stated.
Cuomo’s lawsuit also highlighted CNN’s decision not to discipline Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s chief political analyst, after a very public incident where he was caught masturbating during a video meeting among other top CNN pundits.
“Despite this sordid act of sexual harassment, CNN took no disciplinary action against Toobin,” the lawsuit stated. “Instead, CNN permitted Toobin to take a seven-month ‘hiatus’ to ‘deal with a personal issue.’ CNN later allowed Toobin to return to work without even issuing a public apology.”
Jake Tapper was also called out in Cuomo’s lawsuit for giving “advice in a phone call, text messages, and direct Twitter messages” to Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Sean Parnell about not running against Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb.
“As long as CNN’s ratings would not be hurt, Zucker and Gollust were more than willing to overlook major transgressions by CNN personalities such as Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, or even to engage in blatant misconduct themselves,” the filing read.
Zucker himself has since resigned as CNN’s President amid a sexual misconduct allegation.
The Corrupt New Network is going down and they’re going down fast!
Author: Ann Turner