April 17th, 2012 by faye
“Jersey Shore” star Pauly D has been sued by his former talent agency, claiming that he owes them a huge amount of money in back commission.
Reports say that International Creative Management filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that Pauly D, real name Paul DelVecchio, owes them $370,000 in back commission for the past two seasons of the reality show “Jersey Shore,” plus ten percent of what he makes in season six of the show.
The International Creative Management pointed out that Pauly D is supposed to earn $150,000 per episode for the upcoming 12-episode season of “Jersey Shore,” totaling his money to around $2.1 million. ICM also said that they began representing Pauly D during the first season of “Jersey Shore” and negotiated numerous profitable deals for him and his company, Blowout Enterprises.
Pauly D parted ways with International Creative Management in May 2011, which the agency notes in the complaint, saying, “No deed goes unpunished, however, and DelVecchio ultimately terminated the representation.”
ICM also added, “standard custom and practice in the entertainment industry that talent agencies are entitled to post-termination commissions on all deals they negotiate for their client.”
Pauly D’s legal counsel, Hillary H. Hughes and Attorney Garvey Schubert Barer responded to the claims made by ICM and released a statement regarding the matter.
“We are surprised by ICM’s contention that it is due commissions after ICM was terminated in favor of William Morris Endeavor. ICM was paid for its services. It is even more disappointing that an agency like ICM would choose to take advantage of its former relationship with a client and disclose his confidential business affairs to the public in disregard of any duties it owes as a talent agency.”