Jersey Shore star Paul DelVecchio, otherwise known as DJ Pauly D, is being sued for $370,703.73 million by International Creative Management. We were able to get our hands on some documents from the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.
The court papers say that Pauly D and his company, Blowout Enterprises, entered into a contract in early January 2010, which is quite interesting because it happened after the Jersey Shore premier on MTV.
According to the contract, International Creative Management would be paid higher fees from Pauly D as the Jersey Shore reality series increased in episodes. DelVecchio would be responsible for paying the agency 10 percent commission of his gross compensation from the show. However, the suit alleges that DelVecchio hasn’t paid anything after season 4 of the show.
Pauly D’s compensation for season 4 was $100,000 for each of the 12 episodes, plus a $400,000 signing bonus, adding up to the total money owed. However, that’s not including compensation for after-shows, a launch special, reunion show, merchandising and other compensation. On addition, DelVecchio received $200,000 as a “thank you” bonus for Season 4.
Things get more interesting on just how much money Pauly D brings in, because he is expected to receive $175,000 for each of the 12 episodes for Jersey Shore Season 6. He will make $2.1 million for the final season. Again, that’s not including after-shows and personal appearances.
DelVecchio’s lawyer, Hillary H. Hughes, contends that the “Jersey Shore” star owes ICM nothing, and accuses ICM of trying to “take advantage” of its former association with Pauly D.
The suit says that DelVecchio and ICM parted ways in May 2011, but that ICM is still due a 10 percent commission on any deals it put in play.
According to ICM, DelVecchio owes the agency $370,703.73 in back commission for Seasons 4 and 5, plus 10 percent of whatever DelVecchio takes in from Season 6.