fired late last week via a rather humiliating open letter from company honchos Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Olbermann's replacement: Eliot Spitzer.Olbermann, who came to Current from MSNBC less than a year ago, was
Olbermann fired back via Twitter, and one quickly saw that this was one spat that wasn't going to go away anytime soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olbermann and his attorneys contend that Current TV committed "breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement."
But the hits don't stop there.
"After being enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current with promises of editorial control, freedom from corporate influence, and the professional support to produce high-caliber political commentary show of the type his viewers have come to expect, Keith Olbermann was disheartened to discover Al Gore, Joel Hyatt, and the management of Current are no more than dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives."
"Hyatt created an environment in which major business errors and technical failures became commonplace and acceptable." The suit continues that when Olbermann rebuffed Hyatt's advances at friendship, "Hyatt reacted by withholding necessary production resources, disparaging Olbermann in the press," and much, much more.
Your move, Current.
- Keith Olbermann
- Joel Hyatt
- Current TV