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Chris Cuomo Files $125 Million Lawsuit Against CNN, Alleging Coordinated Defamation Campaign by Colleagues




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Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has launched a legal battle against his former network, seeking a $125 million payout in private arbitration proceedings, Your Content has learned.

Cuomo, who was fired in December due to his involvement in aiding his brother, ex-NY governor Andrew Cuomo, against sexual harassment allegations, claims that CNN colleagues Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, and Brian Stelter orchestrated a calculated smear campaign to tarnish his reputation.

In the lawsuit, Cuomo’s legal team is requesting $110 million in damages and an additional $15 million that they argue is still owed to him.

They accuse CNN of failing to intervene and stop his colleagues from unjustly disparaging him, causing harm to his journalistic integrity.

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Specifically, Cuomo’s lawyers reference private meetings where comments made by Lemon and Tapper were later leaked to the press, further damaging his public image.

Moreover, Cuomo alleges that CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, was aware of his close relationship with his brother Andrew and had his own inappropriate ties with the former governor.

This claim adds to the complexity of the legal battle between Cuomo and the network, according to The Daily Advent.

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