Talent Agency Sues 'Jersey Shore' Star Pauly D
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International Creative Management, Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio Jr.'s previous talent agency, has filed a lawsuit in L.A. As reported by E! News, the lawsuit alleges Pauly D owes them $370,000 in back commission for the past two seasons of Jersey Shore plus 10 percent of his earnings in season six.
As for the earnings themselves, it appears he will earn $150,000 each episode during the upcoming season for a total of approximately $2.1 million! ICM and the star departed last May but in the complaint the agency pointed out, "No deed goes unpunished, however, and DelVecchio ultimately terminated the representation."
Even though it sounds like he ended their arrangement, the company pointed out to E! they can claim "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."
Despite the lawsuit, his lawyers indicated they were surprised because "ICM was paid for its services."
They also explained in a statement, "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."