Chris Cuomo, formerly of CNN fame, is still waging war against his former employer despite the resignation of station boss Jeff Zucker.
According to the New York Post, Cuomo will demand $60 million, and claim that Zucker knew about he and his brothers plot to assist the disgraced former Governor of New York, Andrew.
One source said that Chris “insists he never did anything for his brother Andrew that Zucker didn’t know about.”
“His camp believes Zucker wasn’t fired for an inappropriate relationship with Allison Gollust. Everybody knew about that and nobody cared,” they continued. “What he believes happened is WarnerMedia found something in their investigation into Chris, perhaps internal memos or documents which revealed more about Zucker’s involvement with Andrew Cuomo. Gollust was just a convenient excuse.”
“Chris intends to fight for every dollar on his contract, and loss of income from the 15 to 20 years left in his career, had Zucker not orchestrated a ‘f–k-job’ on him. He could ask for as much as $80 million but CNN isn’t going to pay that. But there’s an argument he could ask for as much as $60 million,” they added.
“Chris is telling people in the Hamptons he was wrongly fired, humiliated, his career has been ruined, and he wants Megyn Kelly money,” another source said.
Sources also said that Cuomo made comparisons to Megyn Kelly, saying he wanted “Megyn Kelly money.”
CNN, as of late, has not had kind words to say about Cuomo. Recently, Jake Tapper called Cuomo a “terrorist” while in a meeting with Jason Kilar of Time Warner.
“If you could address the perception… that Chris Cuomo gets fired by CNN, Chris Cuomo hires high-powered lawyer [sic] who has a scorched earth policy, who then makes it very clear to the world that unless Jeff gives Chris Cuomo his money, they’re going to blow the place up,” Tapper began, according to New York Times reporter Michael Grynbaum.
“Stuff starts getting leaked to gossip websites about Jeff and Allison…and then weeks later Jeff comes forward and discloses this and resigns, not willingly,” he continued. “An outside observer might say, well it looks like Chris Cuomo succeeded. He threatened, Jeff said we don’t negotiate with terrorists, and Chris blew the place up.”
“How do we get past that perception that this is the bad guy winning?” Tapper asked.