Dan Rather files lawsuit against CBS
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Former CBS News anchor has filed a 70 million lawsuit against CBS, three former co-workers and the "corporate parent" of CBS. Rather resigned after a scandal in 2004 involving about United States President George W. Bush's service to the U.S. .
CEO of CBS Viacom are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit.and
According to reports, Rather is suing CBS because after they made him resign his position, they did not grant him sufficient time on-air while he hosted 60 Minutes. In regards to the fake document scandal, Rather also claims that CBS "committed fraud [and tried to] pacify the " when they "commissioned a biased and incomplete investigation" which "seriously damaged" his reputation as a journalist.
According to reports, Rather states that if successful in receiving a judgment in his favor, he will donate nearly all of the money to "causes that will further journalistic independence."