Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has … well, a situation on his hands. The Jersey Shore star is being sued for a cool $1 million by his former managers, Gotham NYC Entertainment. But he insists the suit is filled with “lies and falsities.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gotham, who have represented Sorrentino since the MTV show premiered in 2009, filed a lawsuit claiming they were wrongfully fired by the reality TV star, after transforming “his career from relative obscurity to become an international celebrity.”
Gotham explained that Sorrentino dumped them in May, citing lack of performance; a claim they deny. They also allege that Sorrentino was in breach of his contract, which required they be given 30 days notice and a chance to rectify any issues.
The Situation has responded via his attorney, Richard Wolfe. Wolfe released a statement to TMZ, saying that Gotham’s lawsuit “is filled with lies and falsities” and that it “will be proven false in court.” He added that the management company “had little or nothing to do concerning Michael’s rise to fame” and, in fact, “did more harm than good to Michael and his career.”
Who does Wolfe credit with The Situation’s rise to reality super stardom? His brother, Marc Sorrentino. Wolfe contended that he “works tirelessly to build the brand that is Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino.”