A Tale of Two Lawsuits

Keith Olbermann sued for $50 million on April 5, claiming the Al Gore network provided a shabby studio. Current fired back the next day, claiming the fired host failed to show up for work. THR read the legal papers so you don't have to.

NUMBER OF PAGES

  • Olbermann: 42
  • Current: 16

MOST POTENTIALLY DAMAGING ALLEGATION

  • Olbermann: President David Bohrman "admitted" that Current "had no 'core competency' to produce television."
  • Current: "In January and February of 2012 alone, Olbermann was absent 19 of 41 working days."

ODDEST CLAIM

  • Olbermann: "A homeless man was allowed to wander off the street and into Olbermann's private office."
  • Current: "Keith created a potentially dangerous situation … when he threw with full force a glass mug at the set."

CHEAP SHOT

  • Olbermann: "Stunningly, Al Gore's network was not interested in establishing a strong Internet presence."
  • Current: Current paid "$50,000 in an eight-month period to eight different limousine companies."

BEST QUOTE FROM AN E-MAIL

  • Olbermann: "We are paying for a Porsche and getting a Yugo." -- Bohrman, referring to the studio
  • Current: "I am unavailable until further notice." -- Olbermann, when asked to discuss problems
 
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