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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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scoopie    

Like anyone even watches Current TV, no one noticed Olberman was missing.

867 days ago
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alex    

Oh yeah it's getting spicy!!!

867 days ago
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Gretel    

I don't get it. People like him are a dime a dozen on any cable channel you can click on. Maybe no one told him that. I think he's about to find out.

867 days ago
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Jack    

Never thought I'd root for Gore but go get em Al. Wonder how Olberman will explain away his agent saying he was looking to leave before he was fired. What an a-hole.

867 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Two gigantic jerkofff lefties screwing each others in the azzzz for money. what's the news here?

867 days ago
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MikeyG    

I worked with this guy when he was at Fox Sports News in LA in the early 2000's. He is a total primadonna jerk. Treated everyone like crap and was absolutely no fun to work with. I can see him trying to sabotage the show if he wasn't getting his way. I hope Current TV cleans him out... Karma is a bitch Keith.

867 days ago
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Kari    

Go get 'em, Current TV!! Put this pompous ass in his place!

867 days ago
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Mike    

Too bad this will never go to open court. Both sides will accuse each other of all kinds of entertaining shena****ns in public, but in the end there will be an out-of-court settlement with a confidentiality clause.

867 days ago
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cari    

I really did used to like him a few years ago...but dude i'd sue your a$$ back too. You've grown into an even bigger pompous blowhard than some on fox news and thats hard to do.

867 days ago
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Chuck    

I detest Gore, but hope Current TV wins big against that loud mouthed, no-talent and arrogant Olbermann. He sucks worse than the Current cable channel.

867 days ago
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Kathryn    

Missing 19 out of 41 days is almost a 50% absence from work. Woah, this guy's not going to win his suit, with that fact, along w/staffer-coworker's comments against him. Go crawl back under ur troll bridge, Keith. You're finished in media/TV News circles. Sure hope u've been frugal after ur mamma kicked u out of her basement after 30+ yrs living there, you won't have an income for some time.

867 days ago
12.

Allen    

All you hate filled REICH wingers can burn.

Olberman IS a primadonna, but he's also a damn good
commentator. The Reich wingers hate him because he goes for the throat of the Neo-Goons and won't let go.

Current TV will continue it's rise in journalistic excellence while FRAXX newz will go down the toilet with the rest of the hate mongers.

867 days ago
13.

anony    

Two millionaires suing each other....SNORE....

867 days ago
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Tom Jones    

It's sit-down-and-shut-up time for Olby. I think it has been for quite a while.

867 days ago
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manbearpig    

i am rooting for both al and keith! why?
because i want these lawsuits to go on for YEARS!
that way, these two turds wrapped in human skin can spend their millions attacking one another and that cash will go to the evil lawyers and hopefully bankrupt them both!!!
it really is a win/win that way.

867 days ago
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