“Jersey Shore” star Mike Sorrentino wins anti-fat cream lawsuit
Mike Sorrentino — star of the reality TV show “Jersey Shore” bagged a major legal victory over a company that hired him to promote their anti-fat cream, but then sued “The Situation” for reneging his duties and hiding his RX drug addiction.
According to the legal documents, 31-year-old Mike Sorrentino and a company called Performance Brands have both agreed to dismiss their dueling lawsuits against each other and settle the matter out of court.
A source close to the reality star said that Performance Brands have agreed to fork over a “good sum of money, without Sorrentino paying them anything.”
Previous reports have stated that Performance Brands filed a lawsuit against Mike Sorrentino after hiring him to be the face of their fat-metabolizing cream, giving him $75,000 in advance, stating that the reality star did nothing at all to promote the cream. The company also filed legal docs stating that “The Situation” was in breach of his contract with them after attempting to hide his RX drug addiction, which led to his recent stint at a rehab facility to seek help.
Sorrentino filed a countersuit against the company, claiming that it is the one in breach of contract.
Mike Sorrentino’s recent trip to rehab and continued sobriety has gained the reality star praise from Jennifer Gimenez — who has also struggled with the disease and now continues her sobriety for over the past six years. Gimenez can be seen every Sunday evening on “Rehab,” where she works as a rehab technician, coaching the patients through the trials of their addictions.
Sorrentino has been a cast member on “Jersey Shore” since its debut in 2009. Since appearing on that show, Sorrentino has been a guest on many TV series, such as “The Howard Stern Show,” “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Jay Leno Show,” “Lopez Tonight,” “SportsNation,” “Chelsea Lately,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “Conan.”
Mike Sorrentino was a contestant on Season 11 of the dancing competition, “Dancing with the Stars,” eliminated on the 4th week. His partner was Karina Smirnoff.
In 2010, Mike Sorrentino appeared with Bristol Palin in a public service announcement for The Candie’s Foundation, as part of its “Pause Before You Play” campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.