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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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1.

Cartman    

Sounds like a drug problem situation.

Who are they kidding? That whole JS crew were on drugs... why pick out one kid(old guy or whatever)

820 days ago
2.

Spiffy    

Sounds like he needs to pay the money back.

820 days ago
3.

billybob    

The douchation didn't figure and put the cream on his penis...

820 days ago
4.

Mandy    

I think they should give him more time.

820 days ago
5.

namers    

He needed free product in addition to the $75,000? To do what, shrink his brain?

820 days ago
6.

Carla628    

Sitch and his ppl knew he had a drug problem. This $$ a way to pay his staff while he went to rehab. #IJS

820 days ago
7.

GGG    

Just confirms my belief that he is a low life.

820 days ago
8.

Latch Johnson    

I don't think this is his first law suit for the exact same thing, getting paid and never working for the money.

820 days ago
9.

BlowMe    

Ronnie is a moron, Pauly D is an uptight perfectionists, Vinny is plain boring. Only the Sitch has a unique style that is interesting.

820 days ago
10.

Truth    

COMPLETE ADDICTED DUMB ASS. NOW HE HAS A "SITUATION" ON HIS HANDS. #TRUTH!!

820 days ago
11.

oink    

The Situation is a liar drug addicted Crook.

820 days ago
12.

EastCoastChopper    

Mike Tyson made 300 M and was broke in less than 12 years... I give Sitch about 3.

820 days ago
13.

dskowulf    

Oh god is this the idiot who escaped a fight by bangin his head on the wall? Yes? Loser the wall won that fight

820 days ago
14.

sidithers    

To bad this s.*** bag wasnt in the first row in CO

820 days ago
15.

Lekili    

Hopefully learned a lesson here, don't hire anyone from so called reality TV, they are all a bunch of losers and borderline alcoholics, if not full on alcoholics. Enough of so called reality TV people being called stars, they wouldn't know what one was if it bit them in the a%*.

819 days ago
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