opacity —6:33 pm - 01/13/2012
'Jersey Shore' The Situation sued over botched clothing deal
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has been sued for allegedly reneging on a marketing deal with an apparel company.
The Jersey Shore star and his brother received a $25,000 (£16,000) payment from Serious Pimp to promote their line of T-shirts on the MTV show and a variety of social media outlets, but failed to continue working with the brand.
TMZ reports that Serious Pimp launched the legal challenge in an effort to recoup the figure and obtain compensation from Sorrentino for lost profits.
Sorrentino and his brother were also given the opportunity to approve deigns for the garments, but "simply disappeared" with the money, according to the website.
The reality star filed a $4m (£2.6m) trademark infringement lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch in November 2011, mere months after the two parties fell out over the retailer's request that Sorrentino stop wearing their clothing.
Abercrombie & Fitch said that they made a "substantial payment" to Sorrentino, claiming that the association with Jersey Shore would "cause significant damage to [their] image"