X
Now Reading
Rep Denies Nick Cannon Is Suing Viacom for a Billion Dollars

Rep Denies Nick Cannon Is Suing Viacom for a Billion Dollars

Nick Cannon
(Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)

A report released earlier this week alleged Cannon was suing Viacom.

Representatives for Nick Cannon have refuted the claim that he is preparing to hit ViacomCBS with a $1.5 billion dollar lawsuit.  

A previous report released earlier this week declared Cannon had plans to sue the network after the network dismissed him from his show Wild ‘N Out. On Wednesday evening, Nikki Liberatore, a representative for Cannon contacted the Daily News and refuted the report alleging he’d be suing. “These reports are inaccurate. Nick’s focus right now is on unifying communities and combatting bigotry, racism, and hate of all kinds, not seeking personal financial gain,” the statement read.

Cannon was fired after unleashing anti-Semitic remarks during his podcast Cannon’s Class with Professor Griff. After his dismissal, he demanded the rights to the franchise that he created 15 years ago and later issued an apology

On August 10, he appeared on a Jewish program and discussed the ongoing issues he’s experiencing. He joined Rabbi Noam Marans, the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations for a Zoom call. During the call, per Billboard, he shared, “If my goal truly is to break down the walls and barriers amongst communities and bring us closer together, it truly is time to get rid of all of the things that divide us and utilize this moment. I’ll be that sacrificial lamb.”

See Also

Despite the public conversation surrounding Cannon’s firing from ViacomCBS, he is still the host and producer of Fox’s popular series The Masked Singer.

GET THE NEWS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX

Subscribe to Okayplayer and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Exclusive content not featured on the site.
  • Exclusive deals for our merch store.
  • First notice on upcoming events and online programming.