Things are going from bad to worse for CNN and disgraced anchor Chris Cuomo.
According to a new report from the DailyMail “CNN could face ‘seven-figure’ lawsuits alleging it KNEW about Chris Cuomo sexual harassment allegation.”
Per the report:
- CNN could face lawsuits alleging it covered up Cuomo’s harassment claims
- The network fired Cuomo on Saturday for helping his brother, former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, defend himself against his own sexual harassment allegations
- Days earlier, the network was told about a harassment claim against the star host
- Cuomo was also accused of harassment by a producer in an op-ed in September
“California attorney Benjamin Eghbali told Fox News that Cuomo will be held to a similar standard as disgraced Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein if people decide to sue CNN alleging a cover-up,” the report explains.
Benjamin Eghbali said “They’re going to try to push the blame completely on Chris Cuomo, and say they had no knowledge.”
“So, the plaintiff’s job is going to be to show that there was some sort of knowledge on CNN’s side and they looked the other way. If they cannot prove that burden, then they will not be able to hold CNN responsible,” he added.