CNN in Discussion to Pay Chris Cuomo $9M in Hush Money to Protect Zucker

By Senator Chris Coons (DNC CNN Camerota & Cuomo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

CNN parent company AT&T is considering paying recently-ousted host Chris Cuomo a $9 million settlement. According to reports from The New York Post, Cuomo is demanding the $18 million left in his CNN contract after he was fired by network executives citing his improper role in advising his brother Andrew Cuomo throughout his sexual misconduct scandal.

AT&T’s consideration of the “hush money” comes on the heels of CNN President Jeff Zucker’s sudden resignation after he failed to disclose a relationship with a CNN staffer.

Newsmax reports:

The Post report suggests Zucker’s exit was part of an effort to keep a possible Cuomo lawsuit and new, damaging allegations against CNN and Zucker from coming to light.

The ex-CNN chief was named multiple times in a draft of a suit, which hasn’t been filed, the Post reports, citing sources.

The Post reported that “Zucker’s resignation came as part of an agreement hammered out with AT&T chief John Stankey, sources say. Under the agreement, Zucker would leave CNN without a fight and Stankey would settle with Cuomo, the sources said.”

The paper noted the quid pro quo: “That way, Cuomo’s potentially damaging additional accusations about Zucker would be kept from the public, these sources say.”

Brian Stelter has claimed Cuomo leaked the damaging relationship about Zucker to the press, forcing his resignation in an effort to “burn the place down” following his departure.



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Caryl S Ausejo
6 months ago

Looks corruption to me by making it as “hush money.”

Disgusted with Hess
Disgusted with Hess
6 months ago
Reply to  Caryl S Ausejo

Hush money for what??? I thought the cat was already out of the bag with the fact he was carrying on with some co-worker? What else is in CNN”s bag of corruption??

P W
P W
6 months ago

Not sure if a book deal would be worth more than $9MM, but that is the math Chris Cuomo has to do. CNN either burns to the ground now or later, they will postpone it until later but Cuomo was their leading ratings anchor, a bench with Don Lemon on it is not really a bench. CNN needs to be purged head to toe of all the miscreants that inhabit the place they are so off course right now they couldn’t fix it with the current staff if they tried. Dominoes need to start falling all right and the guy that is in the crosshairs now has to be their media correspondent that is pretending he didn’t know his boss was having an interoffice romance and he couldn’t uncover that???

ANTNEE
ANTNEE
6 months ago

FINALLY ONE GOOD THING ONE OF THE HOMO BOYS HAVE DONE. OUT THEM ALL CHRIS.

WillB
WillB
6 months ago

The snakes are all squirming and slithering out of the holes. CNN is wrought with corruption, sexual malfeasants and blackmail. The truth will come out and hopefully all these disgusting players will never be seen on television again. As to the battle ahead, I would hope that Time-Warner will reject all their deals of silence and allow the chips to fall where they may. No doubt more firings are in the works and they should all battle it out in court and we can learn more truth about these scumbags that have been duping the People with their lies!

Crewldude
Crewldude
6 months ago

CNN is cooked big time. It was already a sinking ship, but they just took an armor piercing bomb to the ammo hold. That’s what you get for hiring buffoons who continually lie, fail to report the actual news, and constantly present disinformation and misinformation to suit their DNC marching orders.

StaffSargent Smith
StaffSargent Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Crewldude

No honor among thieves!

ANTNEE
ANTNEE
6 months ago

FINALLY ONE OF THE CUOMO BROTHERS DID SOMETHING GOOD.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CHRIS AND RAT THEM ALL OUT.

Londa
Londa
6 months ago
Reply to  ANTNEE

Chris is a rat just like all of them at CNN. He only turned against Zucker for revenge! They have all been working for George Soros to give out fake news. Thank God they are all going down along with CNN….next will be MSNBC to fall!

Richard Nuila-Crouse
6 months ago

CNN is a pigsty. Repulsive in all ways.

Lawrence Foster
Lawrence Foster
6 months ago

Live by the lie, die by the lie.

Yvette
Yvette
6 months ago

The sooner the better!!

Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley
6 months ago

AT&T chief John Stankey should immediately be removed from his position at AT&T and the stock holders should raise havoc with the board of directors for even considering this excessive and unnecessary expenditure and cover up! Not certain if powers that be that overlook stock manipulation should not be involved!

Always Thinking
Always Thinking
6 months ago

DOG, DOG, DOG EAT DOG!!!!!!!!!!
Ted Nugent

Bluto
Bluto
6 months ago

Perfect representation of CNN in that photo. Two dummies and a bimbo.

ElmoColt45
ElmoColt45
6 months ago

Alisyn Camerota, and is that Senator Chris Coons D-DE, and Chris Cuomo are laughing about something, but I’ll bet they aren’t laughing now, this CEO of this corrupt network should be crying, not laughing, they have earned the name, FAKE NEWS NETWORK!

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