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Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV

Keith Olbermann has made good on his promise to sue Current TV, TMZ is reporting. The site says Olbermann filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles just this afternoon, “suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement.”

Current’s founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt released a joint statement on Friday announcing Olbermann’s dismissal, with Olbermann retaliating on Twitter and in his own statement. For his part, Olbermann said he would show “in the legal actions” that claims made by the Current execs are untrue. Since then, Olbermann has appeared on Letterman and talked about the situation.

His lawyer is Patricia Glaser, who represented Conan O’Brien after he was fired by NBC. O’Brien got a $45 million settlement for he and his staff.

*Update: TMZ has posted a copy of the lawsuit, in which Olbermann says Current owes him as much as $70 million.

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