Last week, the press reported that Current TV and Al Gore fired Keith Olbermann. On March 30, Current TV stated that it released Olbermann because he no longer represented the channel’s values. Olbermann experienced quite a bit of tension during his tenure with Current TV. Among other things, Current TV was disappointed that Olbermann decided not to participate in the coverage of the Republican primaries.
It did not take long for Olbermann to file a lawsuit against Current TV for breach of contract. An excerpt of the Olbermann lawsuit states:
“Current’s sudden and public termination of Olbermann was the latest in a series of increasingly erratic and unprofessional actions undertaken by Current’s senior management,”
Olbermann also included the following allegations in his complaint:
— broadcasting ads containing Keith’s image without his consent
— using guest hosts for “Countdown” without Keith’s approval
— refusing to give Keith editorial control over special…
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