Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino facing $1-million lawsuit
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino appears onstage at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in New York, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Published Friday, July 8, 2011 8:46PM EDT
"Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino is facing a $1-million lawsuit, reportedly from his former managers.
They claim to have taken Sorrentino, who's nicknamed "The Situation" on the show, from "relative obscurity" to stardom.
According to gossip website TMZ, management company Gotham NYC Entertainment filed the suit Friday, claiming Sorrentino should have given them 30 days notice and a chance to rectify any wrongdoings before he dumped them in May due to "lack of performance."
Claiming the reality TV star is in breach of his contract -– which was signed prior to the 2009 premiere of "Jersey Shore" -– Gotham has stated not only did they discover the unknown talents of Mike, but transformed his career "from relative obscurity to become an international celebrity."
However, the star is no stranger to lawsuits.
In May, he filed a legal complaint against his father Frank Sorrentino over a string of foul-mouthed online rants that branded him as "full of sh*t."
According to the official court documents, Mike was hoping to prevent his dad from discussing him and their relationship in public, claiming his comments were devaluing his ever-expanding business empire.