Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson are each set to go to struggle after being fired from their on-air information gigs on CNN and Fox Information, respectively. The 2 journalists had reported issues with their respective networks for months earlier than their departure. The announcement of their dismissals got here the identical day, sending shock waves by means of the media world. Tucker’s troubles had been extensively reported. Confider studies that Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch and Fox Information CEO Suzanne Scott have referred to as for Carlson to be fired. He had been criticized for vulgar feedback he made about Sidney Powell and angered Fox administration over his conspiratorial protection of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, a lawsuit by his former producer Abby Grossberg alleging a sexist work surroundings; and his remarks on Fox’s brass devices in paperwork. Most notable was his deposition to Dominion legal professionals. Lemon’s points weren’t as public, however reportedly lasted for years and escalated up to now 12 months.
Just a few weeks earlier than his dismissal, Selection launched a report on Lemon’s alleged poisonous conduct within the office, which was full of allegations of sexism, superiority, malicious texts and romantic relationships with subordinates. The previous prime-time host was referred to as a diva. Lemon reportedly had outbursts at firm conferences the place he berated ladies. The report got here after his controversial declare that Nikki Haley, 51, shouldn’t be a viable presidential candidate as a result of she “is not at her peak”. Lemon later apologized, however executives and colleagues would have had sufficient. He says he was blinded by the gunfire. He and Carlson employed the identical authorized consultant afterwards.
New York Day by day Information studies that they each retained Bryan Freedman, who has a observe document of securing multi-million greenback settlements and has represented Quentin Tarantino, Julia Roberts, Mariah Carey, Gabrielle Union and Seth Rogen. He additionally represented the property of Michael Jackson in a $100 million struggle in opposition to the HBO documentary. Leaving Neverland, that he received.
Paradoxically, Freedman was employed by former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo after he was fired. Cuomo’s lawsuit is ongoing, with him suing for $125 million.