Is The Situation Getting Sued Over His Rehab Stint?
Our beloved Jersey Shore cast just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to legal troubles over endorsement deals, so it comes as no surprise that another brand is claiming they got burned by a Shore star: In this instance, it's The Situation, who's in hot water over a deal he signed to be the face of an anti-fat cream. But instead of fulfilling his duties, the company claims, Sitch went to rehab, which they claim is in violation of his contract.
The plaintiff, a Florida-based company called Performance Brands, alleges that Sitch signed on to endorse the product back in September 2011, and was paid $75,000 in advance; reportedly, right after that, Sitch went to rehab. Performance Brands says that not only did he fail to deliver on his end of the contract, but that his drug addiction represents a breach of contract, so they're asking for their $75K back.
Sitch promptly countersued, claiming that Performance Brands "failed to give him a marketing plan on-time, advertise in national magazines, or give him free product."
Whoever is in the right, we're just crossing our fingers that these legal troubles don't cause Sitch to stray from the straight and narrow!