Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dan Rather Files Lawsuit Against CBS

Dan Rather Files Lawsuit Against CBS: "Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit Wednesday against CBS, alleging that the network made him a 'scapegoat' for a discredited story about President Bush's National Guard service. The 75-year-old Rather, whose final months were clouded by controversy over the report, says the complaint stems from 'CBS' intentional mishandling' of the aftermath of the story. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, also names CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves, Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone, and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward. Rather, the former anchorman of the 'CBS Evening News,' is seeking $20 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages."


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