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Dan Would Rather Sue CBS -- For $70M!

9/19/2007 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the network, Viacom Inc., and three of his former bosses.

In the lawsuit, Rather claims CBS and its execs tarnished his reputation and made him a scapegoat for a discredited report on President Bush's National Guard service. He also says the network violated his contract by yanking him off the air after the story's fallout.

In a press release issued today, Rather says that if he wins a judgment, he will donate a majority of the money to "causes that will further journalistic independence."

A spokesman for CBS told TMZ, "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit."

Rather will be a guest on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday night discussing the lawsuit.

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61.

He's Boring now    

Courage

Jerkwad liar

2486 days ago
62.

notaceleb    

I'M NO FAN OF CBS OR DAN RATHER. BUT, THE NETWORK'S SPOKESPERSON SAID WHAT RATHER ALLEGES IN HIS DIM-BULB LAWSUIT IS (REALLY) OLD NEWS. CBS IS RIGHT. DIDN'T THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON THIS LAWSUIT HAVE ITS' CURTAIN CALL IN THE 1990's? HOLY COW, DAN RATHER! GIVE IT UP!

2486 days ago
63.

He's Boring now    

go back to texas and stay there...you were never cut out for NY, or for that matter Viet Nam or any other place the Company who groomed and promoted you sent you that you now choose to sue...talk about ungratetful, say goodbye to all memories, relationships and any other connection you had for 40 years to your former employer. Not good for the soul or health in your later years Dan..

Should be a time of reflection, instead you choose retardation.

Idiot

2485 days ago
64.

notaceleb    

WHY IS DAN RATHER SUING? DIDN'T HE QUIT CBS?

PRIDE WILL TAKE A PERSON EVERY WAY EXCEPT THE RIGHT WAY.

IT'S THE MILLIONAIRE'S SOUP KITCHEN FOR YOU, DAN.

CRY ABOUT ON YOUR THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF RANCH LAND, DAN.

2485 days ago
65.

BC    

I agree. It has been nothing but SCANDELS for almost 16 years now. The previous President and now this one?
Can anyone guess what 2 shows are the most watched shows on CNN?
The Journalists just seem to have become like sharks in a feeding frenzy.
Oh well, no one cares or seems to want to do anything so, we will continue to have the CryBaby Dan Rather's forever and ever

2485 days ago
66.

Jus D truth    

Yeah...U go Dan!!! Don't let that person in the White House tarnish your rep. If you don't speak up...then tomarrow it's gonna be David Letterman - KEEP SPEAKING THE TRUTH. As for Bush in the White House, DA TRUTH HURTS - DON'T IT SUCKA

2485 days ago
67.

Lenn K.    

#43- Once again it's the put down of Fox News and it's only one station. You never mention CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, MSNBC, CNBC or all the major newspapers including Moveon.org which is your mothership. What is a talking point? Like the one you get from all these sources!!!

2485 days ago
68.

Bourbon Legend    

KENNETH WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY???

Rather, you are a tool that got popular being at the right place at the right time.

KENNETH WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY???

2485 days ago
69.

Lenn K.    

He won't, because he them!!!

2485 days ago
70.

FlBiker    

What's the deal with this bitter old washed up has been? He chose to create news instead of reporting on it, he chose to quit cbs and now wants a $70 million dollar pay off. I think he has dementia.

2485 days ago
71.

rowboat75    

go at it dan

2485 days ago
72.

DesertChildAZ    

Go Get 'Em, Danny Boy....!!!!

2485 days ago
73.

DesertChildAZ    

I love Dan Rather and I think it was a travesty when he was pushed out of CBS. This is a man of integrity and he ran with a story too quick. One mistake in 40 years is a stellar record and to think that he was pushed out for what he did when FAR worse is done in commentary by "anchors" (not reporters, as Dan is) on FOX news. Look what CNN did to it's morning show....it took off Soleidad, who was a great reporter and put on this cute muffin that is a dimwit. No integrity in this business anymore.

2485 days ago
74.

Cathy.....    

Good for you........go get them Danno!

2485 days ago
75.

boogie    

dan rather is such a puke.......biased and a liar............always has been........he sucks

2485 days ago
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