Nick Cannon has denied claims of prepping a $1.5 billion lawsuit against ViacomCBS over his series Wild ’N Out.
The American comedian and host described reports of the massive legal action as “inaccurate” as he is focused on bringing people together to fight bigotry, racism and hate.
His rep told TMZ;
“Nick’s focus right now is on unifying communities and combatting bigotry, racism and hate of all kinds, not seeking personal financial gain.”
The billion lawsuit was first reported by The Shade Room. A source allegedly told the outlet that Cannon’s Wild ’N Out series “has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth.”
Viacom severed ties with Cannon over anti-Semitic statements made in a clip from his YouTube show that went viral last month. Cannon, who had been apart of the Viacom family since he was a teenager initially slammed the company, accusing them of “mistreating and robbing” the Black community “for years” and banning ads supporting George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
He went on to apologize to the Jewish community as well as Viacom boss Shari Redstone, and vowed to take time to educate himself on the Jewish faith.