As Twitchy reported, CNN terminated Chris Cuomo effective immediately on Saturday after additional information came to light during a law firm’s investigation. Now the New York Post has sources saying that Cuomo is lawyering up and getting ready to sue CNN for at least $18 million to cover the remainder of his contract.

Emily Smith and Bruce Golding report:

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, sources told The Post on Monday.

Cuomo, 51, has hired lawyers and is preparing to file the lawsuit over the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year — after a bitter back-and-forth about what the network knew of his secret efforts to aid his embattled brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said sources familiar with the matter.

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.

Another source says that CNN has a standard morality clause in its contracts that allows for immediate termination.


We’ve popped the popcorn, but we’d rather see Kyle Rittenhouse become a co-owner along with Nick Sandmann first.