×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lawyer: CBS’ ‘fraud’ hurt Rather

Gold claims anchor's income seriously affected

Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do after a disputed September 2004 “60 Minutes II” story about President Bush’s military service.

CBS’ lawyers said Rather was paid everything he was owed and the network used his talents as the contract required.

Gold said the network was supposed to use Rather on other news shows or pay and let him go.

Gold said CBS held on to the 77-year-old newsman and denied him a chance to take a $4 million-a-year job at another network. The lawyer said Rather now earns about $1.5 million at the high-definition TV network HDNet.

Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman dismissed Rather’s earlier fraud claim while letting other parts of the case continue. He said Tuesday he would consider Gold’s request to be filed as an amended fraud claim.

Rather left CBS on June 16, 2006, after more than 40 years at the network.

Associated Press

More TV

  • THIS IS US -- "Sometimes" Episode

    'This Is Us' Star On Zoe's Secret: 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Quite This Difficult'

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • Patricia Cornwell and Matt Tolmach

    Patricia Cornwell, Matt Tolmach to Produce Drama Series in Development at NBC

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • TV Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate

    TV News Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Sets Final Season Premiere Date

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • Wild Cards Book

    Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series 'Wild Cards'

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • Pawn Stars

    Disney in Talks With Hearst to Sell A+E Networks European Channels (EXCLUSIVE)

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • B3_Day 17 of 25_Sc 6/04: Interior

    How 'Origin' Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

  • The Good Cop

    'Good Cop' Canceled by Netflix After One Season

    Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather’s ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather said he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content