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Mariska Hargitay Sues Agency -- Remember, I Fired You

4/27/2011 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariska Hargitay has declared a legal war on one of the biggest agencies in Hollywood -- claiming William Morris Endeavor is trying to stake claim to her "Law & Order: SVU" money ...despite the fact she kicked them to the curb.

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According to a lawsuit filed today in New York, Hargitay claims in 2009 WME tried, but failed, to lock down a deal with NBC to extend her contract for seasons 11 and 12 of "SVU."

Hargitay claims she fired WME and went to a rival agency -- which was able to negotiate a much better deal than what WME could get for her.

Now, the actress claims WME wants their full 10% commission on all of her earnings for seasons 11 and 12 -- even though she already paid the cut to her new agency ... who she feels rightly deserves the cash.

Hargitay wants a judge to block WME from trying to collect.

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anon.    

Hope she wins.

1242 days ago
2.

OooooNooo!    

"Its all about the Benjamins"

1242 days ago
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Anya    

Hope she had the sense to get something in writing re the their firing!

1242 days ago
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Sandra     

Hope she is successful!!

1242 days ago
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northern gypsy    

got to agree with "anya"...
pull out all the paperwork...get it in order...
see you in court !!!

1242 days ago
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blondie    

Hope she wins!

1242 days ago
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kimd    

What she says makes sense to me.

1242 days ago
8.

WetChiliFart    

milf

1242 days ago
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LISANTJ2806    

hope she wins.

1242 days ago
10.

Pamela    

i love Olivia, she is my favorite actress in fact, I prefer to watch television than some of these horrible movies they put out and they are way better actors on television now. Television has gotten so much better.

1242 days ago
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syvyn11    

Ms. Hargitay faced down **** Wolf several times about money. And she's always came out on top! (Fitting since she's a Goddess).

Simply put, when it comes to Mariska Vs. Money. Mariska ALWAYS WINS!

1242 days ago
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Mikey    

Maybe she forget to read the contract. That fine print is a bugger

1242 days ago
13.

Deniese    

You go Girl!!!

1242 days ago
14.

en Todo Momento!!    

oohhkeeeeey mrs hargitay....time to put away the cognac and the quaaludes, cuz this legal case sounds like some old school bullding...should just let them run with the money already.

1242 days ago
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Donna    

You go Mariska. Don't let that agency take advantage of you. Money hungry bas*ards that they are. I'm on your side and you will win my friend. Law & Order SVU is my #1 show!! You guys rock!!!!! If anybody can fight this and win - it's our girl Benson.

1242 days ago
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