Don Lemon has called out former CNN host and friend, Chris Cuom.
In a meeting, Lemon was upset that Cuomo could receive severance pay after he was let go for lying about being involved in his brother, former governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual assault scandal.
Cuomo reportedly went out of his way to dig up information on his accusers and journalists investigating him.
“Did you think about what message it sends to the journalists in the company and also to the larger public that someone can be found to break with those journalistic standards and then get paid handsomely for it?” Lemon asked in the meeting according to the Wall Street Journal.
Multiple sources tell Page Six he wants as much as $60 million to walk away.
“He wants Megyn Kelly money,” the source said. “Chris insists he never did anything for his brother Andrew that Zucker didn’t know about. His camp believes Zucker wasn’t fired for an inappropriate relationship with Allison Gollust. Everybody knew about that and nobody cared.
“What he believes happened is WarnerMedia found something in their investigation into Chris, perhaps internal memos or documents which revealed more about Zucker’s involvement with Andrew Cuomo. Gollust was just a convenient excuse.”