Olbermann sues Current TV days after firing
April 5th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

Olbermann sues Current TV days after firing

Television personality Keith Olbermann sued his former employer, Current TV, on Thursday, claiming breach-of-contract, unfair dealing and disparagement in an action filed in California Superior Court.

Current TV's co-founders, including former Vice President Al Gore, ousted Olbermann (pictured) last week.

"This action is necessary as Current has repeatedly and willfully breached its written agreement with Olbermann," the lawsuit said, "often continuing to do so after receiving specific notices to cure such breaches.

"In its most recent breach, Current unilaterally, and without cause, terminated its Agreement with Olbermann. Current's sudden and public termination of Olbermann was the latest in a series of increasingly erratic and unprofessional actions undertaken by Current's senior management," the lawsuit said.

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  1. Willy B.

    Please quit giving this piece of dung the publicity that he so desperately wants.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Right, and Rush Limbaugh is just picked on and misunderstood...

      April 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2tor

      T up

      April 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben James

      please stop drinking fox news kool-aid it is rotting your brain.

      April 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I wish I could say I was surprised, but I'm not.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sean

    I'm a *liberal*, and I have to say that Olbermann's act is getting old. He should've stayed at ESPN back in the day.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ug


    April 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    @Tori, how wonderful to hear from you on the blog. Dementia must be hitting you at such a young age. You know that I never make turkey and ham for Easter. You'll still get an Easter bssket though! See ya! (Eye roll)

    April 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    In my opinion, Olbermann was great as a sports analyst at ESPN, Pretty good when he started at MSNBC, but something happened during his tenure there. His constant battle with Fox seemed to turn into a vendetta with no real news being covered. It's like if I wanted to hear about Bill O' I would have watched Fox..I didn't need a second hand rant. Kieth was "appalled" just once too often for me. Can't comment on his latest difficulties since we didn't get his show!

    April 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    @Tori, speaking of Ug. Where are my cute Ugg boots?

    April 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Carl David Ericson

    Not really news 'cause who really cares? Now he can get a real job. Maybe get his hands dirty. Wouldn't that just be a shame?

    April 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I always think that about Rush L. Rush would have a cardiac or have to get a new wife.

      April 6, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Somebody Needs

    a spa n king and you know who you are.

    April 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill Clinton

    Yeah umtalkinayou! I LOVE that movie! Keith lost in space oberman is a FREAK!

    April 6, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. drap

    I miss this guy..he was always talking about kicking Bill O'reillys @ss....! and with a cranium that size ...I believe he could... .

    April 6, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Tori, I can't find my white jeans anywhere! Did you borrow that and my pink tank top too?

    April 6, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. madmaninthemiddle

    As they say in the south "he's got the big head". Seems to keep getting in his way. He needs to start his own cable network. He doesn't have the temperment to work for others.

    April 6, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Rush has a big fat head.

      April 6, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |

    nice share guys, well spoken

    April 6, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    @lee he was fired for giving money to democratic campaigns from fox, go figure and he said "Current could not keep up with the bills and when he was on camera sometimes the lights would go out. Maybe Gore needs to pay his bills.

    April 6, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
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