Report: CNN to Pay Lemon $24.5M in Exit Settlement

Former CNN anchor Don Lemon will be paid $24.5 million to settle his dismissal from the network, according to The Wrap.

The report was attributed the information to unnamed sources, who said Lemon agreed to the separation deal. The $24.5 million payment is the full amount of his contract with CNN, which extended over 3.5 years from his firing, according to The Wrap.

Lemon came under fire a year ago after saying that former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley “isn’t in her prime” after she called for mental competency tests for politicians over 75.

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