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Mike the 'Situation' suing Abercrombie

By Deborah Kim,

Mike's got a lot more situation going on in his legal department than on his abs.

Reuters reported the Jersey Shore star is suing apparel company Abercrombie & Fitch for using his fame to sell more of their clothes.

The "Situation," whose real name is Mike Sorrentino, filed the suit with his company, MPS Entertainment, on Tuesday.

In August, the clothing retailer said it would pay the MTV reality show star to stop wearing their clothes because it was hurting the company's sales.

However, Sorrentino claims he never received an offer and writes in his suit that A&F actually "embarked on a grand, worldwide advertising campaign using Sorrentino's name, image and likeness to create brand awareness for its products by falsely claiming that Defendant had offered money to Sorrentino if he would stop wearing Defendant's goods."

The 29-year-old also accuses the company of using his sayings to boost sales, such as shirts that say "The Fitchuation" and "GTL...You Know the Deal."

And while he waits for a judge to rule on his suit, the Huffington Post reported Sorrentino will keep busy with a guest spot on ABC's comedy, Suburgatory.

But it's not exactly an acting gig. He'll be playing himself as a DJ so he won't have to stray very far from his reality TV roots.

 

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