Pauly D Sued By Former Agency
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, says
that the company helped the reality star earn a hefty paycheck after a
successful first season of Jersey Shore.
Pauly D and ICM had a verbal agreement that entitled the company to 10
percent of DelVecchio's business opportunities. After getting 10 percent
commission for the MTV show's second season, ICM was fired by Pauly D,
but now claims it is owed subsequent profit totaling $370,000 for the
past two seasons of the series.
"[There's a] standard custom and practice in the entertainment
industry that talent agencies are entitled to post-termination
commissions on all deals they negotiate for their client," the agency
said. "No deed goes unpunished, however, and DelVecchio ultimately
terminated the representation."
Pauly D denies that he owes ICM any money. "We are surprised by
ICM's contention that it is due commissions after ICM was terminated in
favor of William Morris Endeavor," his lawyer, Hillary H. Hughes,
said in a statement. "ICM was paid for its services. It is even more
disappointing that an agency like ICM would choose to take advantage of
its former relationship with a client and disclose his confidential
business affairs to the public in disregard of any duties it owes as a