Saturday, May 22, 2010

Former Weatherman Suing CBS News

By Alex Weprin

The former chief meteorologist for CBS News, George Cullen, is suing the company for wrongful termination, seeking $1.752 million in damages.

In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan U.S. District Court, Cullen says he was fired last month after he failed to attend a mandatory training session on new weather software. "CBS's stated excuse for terminating Cullen that day was blatantly pretextual," the lawsuit says. In the suit Cullen argues that he was let go so that CBS could bring in a "younger and less qualified" weatherperson.

A spokesperson for CBS News told TVNewser "We have not yet been served, however, we intend to vigorously defend these meritless allegations."

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