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Viacom Wants To Work With Nick Cannon Again

Viacom was quick to ditch Nick Cannon after he sat down with Professor Griff and was later accused of making anti-Semitic remarks -- but it appears that they may have had a change of heart.

Chris McCarthy, president of entertainment and youth brands at ViacomCBS, chatted with Variety and seemed to be positive about their future relationship with Cannon.

“I struggle with the fact that Nick, a longtime partner and friend of ours, is on this journey and we’re not part of that journey,” McCarthy said in response to a question about Cannon. He added later, “I am hopeful we find a way to bring these two things together and hopefully we will have the opportunity to do that with Nick again.”

The statement comes days after it was revealed that Cannon is planning to sue Viacom for $1.5 billion, the estimated value of Wild'n Out. Cannon used his own funds to start the show.