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Dancing With The Stars

Mark Ballas Gets Sued by His Former PR Firm

It's been an interesting week for Mark Ballas. On the upside, he and fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Chelsie Hightower danced together at A Capitol Fourth on Independence Day. But on the downside, his grandfather George Ballas — inventor of the Weed Eater — just passed away at age 85, and on top of that, Mark just got slapped with a lawsuit from a former PR firm.

According to TMZ, Ace PR is suing Mark for allegedly not paying $2,637.75 he owed them after he fired them back in September. TMZ cited the legal docs where Ace claims Mark agreed to pay them a "30 day termination fee" when he signed the contract.

Here's the juicy part: Sources close to Mark tell TMZ that he doesn't think he owes Ace anything because they didn't live up to their end of the contract when they did such a terrible job. Ouch! Mark and the firm will sort this out in small claims court on July 8.

Talk about bad PR! And all for just over $2,600? Our solution: Make Bristol Palin pay. She was the one Mark had to deal with and defend last September on DWTS Season 11, so she owes him big.

Source: TMZ

07.5.2011 / 10:02 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: Dancing With The Stars, Gossip, TV Stars, Mark Ballas

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