May 12, 2011 03:58:05 GMT
Left 'saddened' by Frank Sorrentino's online video tirades, the 'Jersey Shore' star releases a statement in which he says he and his family are seeking the advice of legal counsel.
The main reason why The Situation's own father decided to launch an expletive-filled campaign against the reality star has been uncovered. According to TMZ, Frank Sorrentino was targeting the "Jersey Shore" star in a series of online video tirades because of medical insurance issue.
One of Frank's business associates informed the gossip site that Sitch has flat out refused to help his father with his monthly medical insurance payments. The inside source further added that the 29-year-old was not only saying no to the request, but also telling his father to "move to Florida and go on welfare."
Frank ripped Sitch, whose real name is Michael Sorrentino, online on Tuesday, May 10. In one explosive video, he accused his reality star son of abandoning his family after finding fame through "Jersey Shore". "I'm calling Mike on his s**t," he said. "I covered for Mike his entire life and when I needed his help he left me hanging."
In another one, Frank recalled one of the "situations" made by the TV personality after he had asked a friend to give his son a summer job at his construction company, where one of the female co-workers "wants to suck his d**k". Frank added that Mike did receive the oral sex before filing a sexual harassment suit against the woman.
Sitch himself has responded to his father's online tirades. On Wednesday, May 11, he released a statement that read, "Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's father has unfortunately decided to go public with some statements regarding Mike Sorrentino to garner himself media attention."
"Mike is extremely saddened by his estranged father's actions and the Sorrentino family, Marc, Frank, Jr., Melissa and their mother Linda, remain united with Mike under these hurtful circumstances," his statement continued. "We are not offering any further comment at this time and are seeking the advice of legal counsel."