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Olbermann Sues Current TV Over Breach and 'Dysfunction At All Levels'

Keith Olbermann has filed his multi-million dollar lawsuit against Current TV for breach of contract.

Olbermann, who was fired by the network this past weekend, claims he couldn't do his job because the cable station was a place where "dysfunction permeated all levels of the organization" and the program was "plagued by further logistical nightmares, technical failures and media disasters."

He claims he is owed between $50 million and $70 million in damages based on the breach and other causes of action.

Olbermann is also seeking a judge's ruling that his former bosses violated his agreement by disclosing how much he was being paid.

"This action is necessary as Current has repeatedly and willfully breached its written agreement with Olbermann, often continuing to do so after receiving specific notices to cure such breaches," states the suit.

However, in its own statement, Current TV once again blasted the anchor's work ethic.

"It is well established that over his professional career, Mr. Olbermann has specialized in pounding the table," they say.

"However, Mr. Olbermann, by filing his false and malicious lawsuit, has now put this matter into a legal process where there will be an objective review of the facts."

"We hope Mr. Olbermann understands that when it comes to the legal process, he is actually required to show up."

Earlier this week, Olbermann likened himself to a $10 million dollar chandelier and said he "screwed up" by expecting things to work at Current TV.

He also indicated he was paid the first installment of his $10 million a year deal.

April 6, 2012 |

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