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The Situation

Sued for Hiding

Rx Drug Addiction

7/22/2012 4:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Situation
was supposed to be the face of some anti-fat cream, but instead he ended up in rehab and never did a thing ... so says the company who hired him ... and now they want their $$$ back, this according to a new lawsuit.

A company in FL called Performance Brands claims they signed a deal with the "Jersey Shore" star back in September 2011 to endorse their fat metabolizing cream ... a job Sitch is perfect for thanks to his six-pack.

According to legal docs, PB claims they paid Sitch and his people a $75,000 advance. His job was to provide promotional material, give shout-outs on social media and make personal appearances ... which PB claims NEVER happened.

Not only that, PB says right after they sent the $$$ ... Sitch checked into rehab for a prescription drug addiction ... which they claim his PR team lied to them about, before later copping to the truth.

They say his failure to disclose his drug addiction is a breach of contract and they want all their money back. 

Sitch fired back at the company with his own counter-suit -- claiming PB failed to give him a marketing plan on-time, advertise in national magazines, or give him free product. PB denies all these claims.

A judge has yet to rule.

23 COMMENTS

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16.

ShannonMacri    

Well. If people really hated the show like they claim then the show would never have enough ratings to stay on tv. It goes to show you what the average American wants to watch. This country is becoming full of losers.

720 days ago
17.

Jackazz flatts    

Some buddy should have explained the situation to him

720 days ago
18.

Jules    

Well, duh!? That's what happens when you hire clowns to do a professional's job. Silly PB!

719 days ago
19.

LDB    

Why not hire someone who's overweight than a guy who's already in shape based on his abs?

719 days ago
20.

Linda Cheek MD    

For anyone who would like help with drug addiction through natural medicine and healing on a confidential basis, please contact me. You can learn the seven steps to healing on my website, www.lindacheekmd.com.

719 days ago
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