Ex-Host Olbermann Sues SF-Based Current TB After Firing
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Keith Olbermann claims his former bosses at Current TV owe him more than $50 million and ran an unprofessional show fraught with technical problems.
The former television host included the accusations in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles. The breach of contract lawsuit also asks a judge to rule that Olbermann didn’t disparage the network or breach his contract.
Olbermann was fired last week.
His lawsuit claims Current provided him with a poor studio and refused to invest in adequate facilities. He cites an instance in which the lights went off while he was on the air and a variety of other technical problems.
San Francisco-based Current was co-founded by Vice President Al Gore. A spokeswoman said the network does not have an immediate comment on Olbermann’s lawsuit.
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