July 09, 2011 03:06:12 GMT
In a statement responding to the suit, a lawyer for the 'Jersey Shore' star claims that Gotham Management actually 'did more harm than good' to the reality star and his career.
The Situation isn't staying quiet about his latest legal trouble with his former managers. After Gotham NYC Entertainment filed a lawsuit against him, the "Jersey Shore" star fired back at the suit through a statement issued by his attorney, Richard Wolfe, on Friday, July 8.
Denying Gotham's allegations that the TV personality, whose real name is Michael Sorrentino, wrongfully dumped the team back in May, Richard stated that the suit "is filled with lies and falsities that will be proven false in court." The lawyer added, "Gotham had little or nothing to do concerning Michael's rise to fame".
In fact, Richard said in the statement, obtained by TMZ, that the company, who have represented Sitch since 2009, "did more harm than good to Michael and his career." He also credited Sitch's brother, Marc Sorrentino, for the TV star's success, claiming that Marc "works tirelessly to build the brand that is Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino."
Earlier on Friday, Gotham slapped Sitch with the lawsuit for wrongful termination. In their suit, they claimed that Sitch gave them the boot for a "lack of performance", which they denied, and alleged that the 30-year-old was in breach of his contract because he didn't give them 30 days notice and a chance to correct any issues though he was obligated to.
Gotham additionally claimed in the suit that they did not only discover Sitch, but also transformed "his career from relative obscurity to become an international celebrity." They are suing for damages in excess of $1 million. Sitch's lawyer Richard said that the TV star will "pay Gotham what they are owed but no more."