Geraldo Rivera Sues Near-Bankrupt Cumulus After Getting Locked Out of Studio

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Geraldo Rivera makes his feud with financially troubled radio company Cumulus a legal one after he was allegedly locked out of his WABC studio.

From Ad Age:

Geraldo Rivera sued Cumulus Media, claiming that the national radio station owner backed out of a $600,000 deal for him to host a daily news talk-radio show in New York — and locked him out of his studio, for good measure.

The prize-winning investigative reporter and host, whose walrus mustache and mop of hair have been a fixture on the TV screens of two generations of Americans, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in state court in New York.

Mr. Rivera contends in the suit that Cumulus’s new owners locked him out of his studio and office at the radio station chain’s WABC-AM after refusing to honor a one-year agreement for 2016. He says his agent negotiated the deal with Cumulus’s former owners, who lost control of the company in September, and that the new owners have wrongfully refused to honor it.

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