Chris Cuomo takes another hit as major publisher cancels his upcoming book

Suffice to say, former CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo is not having a great week.

According to the Washington Examiner, on the heels of being abruptly terminated from the network, Chris Cuomo learned this week that HarperCollins has officially dropped his upcoming book, Deep Denial, which was set for release in 2022.

The news came less than 24 hours after Cuomo announced he was also abruptly leaving his SiriusXM radio show, Let’s Get After It, citing personal and family reasons in the fallout from his humiliating ouster from CNN.

No more book deal

Most high-profile news anchors and contributors publish books for the easy money, and unfortunately for Cuomo, or “Fredo” as former President Donald Trump calls him, the money train from future book sales just derailed.

“I can confirm that Custom House no longer intends to publish the Chris Cuomo book,” a HarperCollins representative told the Examiner.

It should be noted that it wasn’t confirmed whether HarperCollins made the call or if Cuomo did, but given the circumstances, it’s not a stretch to presume that the major book publisher made the call to avoid what could be a nasty, new scandal on the Cuomo front.

While losing a major book deal is a financial blow for the embattled former newsman, his upcoming battle with his former employer could be a game-changer.

Prepping to sue

In a separate report from the Examiner, it was revealed that Cuomo and his attorneys are preparing a lawsuit against CNN over the massive amount of money left in his contract that, at this point, CNN doesn’t appear ready to hand over without a fight.

The New York Post broke the story, citing unnamed insiders familiar with the situation who claim Cuomo — himself a lawyer — is ready to go after a remaining estimated $20 million left in his contract with CNN.

The Examiner noted that CNN insiders have already said it’s unlikely that Cuomo will prevail, pointing to a clause in his contract that allows the network to terminate a contract if he does “anything of disrepute.”

Only time will tell how Cuomo fairs in his attempt to recoup his contract money, but it doesn’t look like it would be a safe bet at this point.

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