Fredo Wants Funds: Demands $125M From CNN For Smear On His 'Journalistic Integrity'

Eric Scheiner | March 17, 2022
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It seems Fredo didn’t do a good enough job tarnishing his own reputation, so he now wants to blame his former employer - CNN.

Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN in December after evidence showed he was giving advice to his brother, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on how to deal with the sexual harassment allegations he was facing.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Cuomo’s attorneys:

As a result of Turner’s indefensible choice to unceremoniously fire him, Cuomo has been damaged in countless ways. Cuomo has had his journalistic integrity unjustifiably smeared, making it difficult if not impossible for Cuomo to find similar work in the future and damaging him in amounts exceeding $125 million,” the filing states. “Turner’s unjustifiable termination of Cuomo reflects nothing more than an apparent rush to judgment and caving to uninformed public and internal pressure that was based on speculation and assumption rather than facts and evidence.

One could argue that if Cuomo had any journalistic integrity he never would have worked for CNN, but that’s not the angle his lawyers chose to take.

Fredo’s former friends at the network received no quarter. Fedo’s legal filing states:

“As long as CNN's ratings would not be hurt, (Jeff) Zucker and (Allison) 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.”

Misconduct and a lack of values at CNN? Imagine that.

Former CNN executives Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust resigned earlier this year after failing to disclose their romantic relationship.

It seems disclosing factual information at CNN is a persistent problem.

Related: Nets Caught Off Guard By CNN's Surprise Suspension of Cuomo



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