PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against several media outlets for "false light and defamation."
The lawsuit was filed on Monday.
Arpaio is asking for an amount of $300,500,000 in compensatory and damages, as well as attorney fees.
The plaintiffs listed in the complaint include CNN, CNN president Jeff Zucker, Chris Cuomo, Kevin Robillard, Tessa Stuart, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone.
In the complaint, Arpaio said that CNN targeted him three times and "falsely refer to and defamed him per se as a convicted felon."
Arpaio also cited a Huffington Post article from Nov. 5 written by Robillard and said that the website "falsely claimed and reckless disregard for the truth that he had been 'sent to prison for contempt of court.'"
The complaint also said that the article is still available and "no efforts have been taken by the website and Robillard to correct this false statement."
In the complaint against the Rolling Stone, Apraio said that the magazine and Stuart falsely referred to him as an "ex-felon" in a Nov. 13 article.
President Donald Trump pardoned the former Maricopa County Sheriff back on Aug. 2017.