Shamed talk show host DON IMUS is suing CBS Radio for a large portion of his $40 million (GBP20 million) contract after he was axed for making racist comments last month (05Apr07).
Imus made headlines after he called the mostly-black Rutgers University Women's Basketball Team "nappy-headed hos" on his radio show Imus In The Morning.
He was three months into his five year deal with CBS when he was dismissed - and Imus' lawyer Martin Garbus says he plans to file a breach of contract lawsuit by the end of next week (begs07May07).
A spokesperson for CBS says it will vigorously contest any claim by Imus.
Their statement reads, "We terminated Mr. Imus for cause. Based on the comments in question and relevant contract terms, we believe that the termination was appropriate and CBS would expect to prevail in any attempt by Mr. Imus to recover money for his actions."