It doesn’t matter now, the damage has been done. The story is all over the place and there’s no way to spin it to make us come out of this looking good.
At worst we backed put of a contract and will be sued and our reputation smeared.
At best we work things out with him but both side are still bitter about what took place and we still look bad.
I would go our separate ways because this will be part of every broadcast while he is on the team starting or not.