NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Court TV has declined to renew Executive Investigative Editor Diane Dimond's contract and bounced her from the network three months early.
Dimond, who moved from the Fox News Channel to Court TV in 2001, told the New York Daily News she looks upon her firing as "a little paid vacation." Her contract had been up for renewal in December, she said.
Dimond covered Michael Jackson's child molestation trial in California for the network. Her book about the pop star, "Be Careful Who You Love," hits shelves in November, the Daily News said Tuesday.
Jackson's defense attorney, Thomas Mesereau, has repeatedly complained her reporting was biased in favor of the prosecution -- a charge Dimond rejected to the Daily News.
"I'm actually not biased at all," she said. "People on both sides were mad at me, so I must have been doing it exactly right."
Dimond said Friday was her last day on Court TV.