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Keith Olbermann

COUNTERSUED By Current TV

4/6/2012 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Current TV has filed a countersuit in its war with Keith Olbermann ... claiming the "Countdown" host got his walking papers, in part, because he BARELY showed up to work.  

In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Current TV claims Olbermann missed 19 out of 41 work days in January and February in his attempt to "sabotage" the network.

Current also claims Olbermann once smashed a glass mug on the set. Earlier this week, an email emerged in which a Current employee detailed the incident ... voicing concerns that other employees could've slipped on the water or could have been cut by the shards.

As we previously reported, Olbermann filed his lawsuit against the network yesterday ... demanding between $50 mil and $70 mil in unpaid compensation.

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Xana    

I'd fire him too for that nonsense. Especially if he was creating a hostile atmosphere.

Keith, you were OK when you first started your special comments at MSNBC and I agreed with you and you gave a voice to us who had already been feeling those things. Then that went from being necessary thing to do to being a common thing to do for you and you ended up looking like an overgrown child. I haven't watched you since and I wouldn't watch you on any future networks.. you're not all that, sorry. Have some class and stop being indignant at every opportunity.

744 days ago
17.

jim sell    

Keith Olbermann...overpaid ignorant clown....

744 days ago
18.

Decent1    

Who cares?

744 days ago
19.

John    

What a narcissistic douche!

744 days ago
20.

Jay W.     

Thief Olbermann is one arrogant schmuck.


Current TV... may you prevail !

744 days ago
21.

click    

Is it true that he's built like the Hindenberg from the chest down? Please TMZ, find a picture. Didn't he graduate from the farm school section of an Ivy League college?

744 days ago
22.

Susan    

Keith is soon going to be a cry baby cry baby because NO ONE will hire him. Hope he has a nice savings account.

744 days ago
23.

SAM    

you should get a job at burger king!

744 days ago
24.

brad    

I hope Al Gore and Joel Hyatt at Current TV win in their lawsuit against Keith Olbermann and win millions of dollars out of HIM.

Screw Keith Olbermann. Democrats and other liberals will easily find someone else to replace Keith Olbermann. Oh, wait, they ALREADY HAVE at MSNBC haven't they? MSNBC has doing just fine without Keith for a few years now haven't they?

744 days ago
25.

USArmy    

Love that two liberal morons are going after each other. Olberman should never be hired by another media outlet because they will not get what they are paying for and he will sue them when they have to fire him.

744 days ago
26.

CitySide    

Two dooshes dooshing it out....

744 days ago
27.

Cujeaux    

Haha! Sounds like they have a strong case. Anyone in the news business can do his job. He's nothing special. What an ass.

744 days ago
28.

JimmyB    

Olbermann's personality is certainly open for debate--Like him or don't…& disagree with him. The criticisms regarding his intelligence or his on-air ability come from those who have never once watched or heard him. You only display your own ignorance.

744 days ago
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bridge trollw    

he may be arrogant, but fact is he is one of the best news and previously sports-casters around. Super talent, and he commands the big bucks for good reason. If he didnt show to work, he has some questions to answer. Nonetheless, Current is the one really looking low budget and cheap and there plan B should really be a plan D or F. Not looking good for them at all.

744 days ago
30.

Smarg    

I'm lovin' the worldwide humiliation for a leftist whackjob bully!! First Rosie gets kicked off, now the loser Olbermann!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

744 days ago
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