The “Being Mary Jane” star slapped BET with a multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit on Tuesday (Oct. 11).
In a statement to deadline, Gabrielle’s attorney, Marty Singer said, “We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct toward its No. 1 star on its highest rated show.”
Filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, the 17-page suit (read it here) claims that although Union’s contract calls for no more than 13 episodes a season, BET ordered 10-episode fourth and fifth seasons of the series to be shot back-to-back. Union says she and the network agreed to those terms, as long as she got a break in filming.
Union is seeking general damages of at least $3 million and a declaration that BET cannot seek more than 13 episodes for any season of Being Mary Jane.
I know one thing…all of this mess better be straightened out by January – now that they’ve got me all hype about Michael Ealy joining the cast.