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Situation's Dad APOLOGIZES for Exploiting Son

7/1/2011 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation's dad has finally admitted that releasing those terrible videos about his son was a CRAPPY thing for a father to do ... and now, he's filed legal documents saying "I am sorry."

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TMZ has learned ... Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is dropping his lawsuit against his dad, Frank Sorrentino.  Father and son filed legal docs asking the judge to dismiss the case.  In the settlement ...  Frank agrees to stop using the "Jersey Shore" star's name, image and likeness to make a buck.

And while Frank takes some of the blame for going on camera and trashing his kid -- Frank claims in the dismissal docs he's the real victim ... because he was exploited by a "con artist" named Robert Fletcher who wanted to reap the profits from the Sorrentino family feud.

Frank says Fletcher, his former publishing agent, was the driving force behind the website -- and concocted the plan to illegally exploit Mike's name and image.

UPDATE:  We've learned there was a financial component to the settlement. We're told although the Situation's dad didn't have to pay any money, Fletcher had to cough up $5,000.  Better than nothing.

In the docs, Frank says, "I regret getting involved with Robert Fletcher and I am sorry that I participated, to the detriment of my son Michael."

Frank says his anti-Situation website has already been shut down and he's willing to testify against Fletcher in court if need be.

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16.

PFG    

Don'*****ch!
Clearly a whole heck of lot of broken expectations, feelings, lack of empathy, manipulating & controlling issues going on here. Ah, what a family & being pushed beyond extremes while being used. Good luck with future endeavors. Ouch!

1188 days ago
17.

AndUKnowThisMan    

Wow this guys is awesome!! check out his videos on youtube they are hilarious!! Seriously this guy is funny as hell!! http://www.youtube.com/user/drseoppc

1188 days ago
18.

6one9    

"FATHER OF THE YEAR" GET IN LINE WITH LINDSAY'S DAD!!
FLUCKING `L`O`S`E`R`S!!

1188 days ago
19.

JW    

Two MAJOR DOUCHE BAGS for the price of one.

1188 days ago
20.

vicky    

Are you people kidding me? The so called "situation" is a carbon copy of his father, do you really expect either one of them to have any class at all?

1188 days ago
21.

chichifrogslegs    

things didn't pay off like he expected...just waiting a few more years for the tell-all which will most likely be written by his scores of illegitimate alcohol babies..

1188 days ago
22.

Delaware D    

This story made me think.....how come we havent heard anything from Ryan Dunn's parents??

hmmm...

1188 days ago
23.

chicagannie    

The offspring is bad enough, but the father really is gutter trash. Not hard to see where the acorn fell from!

1188 days ago
24.

kitnplayn    

Lamest excuse ever. Anyway, apologies are supposed to be when you didn't mean for something to happen. They are not an escape route for bad behaviour. Somebody should send out that memo to the American society.

1188 days ago
25.

Areader    

Good lookin' out Frank!

1188 days ago
26.

nof    

Yeah but you said a lot of things about the_Sitch that you can't take back -

-and that you can't blame on Fletcher.

Words hurt, dude, and so do names.


nof

1188 days ago
27.

nof    

@vicky 52 minutes ago
Are you people kidding me? The so called "situation" is a carbon copy of his father, do you really expect either one of them to have any class at all?

*****************************************************************

...but you have class, right Vicky?

You recognize it, recognize class -

- and know what class is ...

How are your so-called "recognition skills" when it comes to jealousy and envy -

1188 days ago
28.

nof    

last nof p.s.

Re: Frank takes "Some-of-the-blame."

(for going on camera and trashing his son...)

________________________________________________


Exactly how much of the blame does Frank take?

11 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent?

...Dude, what you did was disgusting -

You disgraced yourself -

There's no turning back -

This doesn't make it ... all better.

1188 days ago
29.

Candice    

yeah, no. Not really interested. (YAWN) So what's Kate wearing nowadays?

1188 days ago
30.

Geoff    

Actually, he just needs to apologize FOR his son...

1188 days ago
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