LAWFUEL- Broadcaster Don Imus may resume his career with a rival broadcaster following his termination lawsuit settlement with CBS, Reuters report.
Imus was fired in April after referring to a mostly black university women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos,” a racial slur that generated a storm of controversy and led CBS Radio to cancel his “Imus in the Morning” show.
“Don Imus and CBS Radio have mutually agreed to settle claims that each had against the other regarding the Imus radio program on CBS. The terms of the settlement are confidential and will not be disclosed,” CBS and Imus’s lawyer said in a joint statement.
The Imus show was produced and broadcast by CBS-owned WFAN radio station in New York and syndicated on some 60 stations across the country. The show was also simulcast on cable television’s MSNBC.
CBS and MSNBC first suspended Imus’s show for two weeks in April, but as calls to fire Imus grew, notably from New York civil rights leader Al Sharpton, MSNBC canceled the Imus show and CBS did so the next day.