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The Situation Lawsuit

Accused of Hiding Drug

Problem from Vodka Co.

12/2/2012 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1201-the-situation-tmzThe Situation was a menace to work with and kept his drug addiction a secret from his employers -- this according to the protein-infused vodka company who just filed a counter-suit against him.

TMZ broke the story ... Sitch filed a suit against Devotion Spirits earlier this month, claiming he helped build their boozy brand as a celeb spokesman. But Sitch claims they reneged on their end of the deal ... which he says cost him $5 million.

The company fired back this week and filed a counter-suit of their own ... claiming the "Jersey Shore" star was the one in breach of contract, for a slew of reasons.

Specifically, Devotion says Sitch constantly showed up late to events, concealed an alleged drug problem, was seen asking investors for weed, refused to do interviews at events and constantly demanded extra perks for his friends.

Not only that, Devotion says at an event in NJ in 2011 ... Sitch locked himself in the bathroom and refused come out. They claim he then emerged "sniffing" -- and later security guards said they found cocaine-like residue. When Devotion approached Sitch's team about the incident, they say his team denied any drug use.

Devotion says they finally terminated their contract with Sitch in March 2012 (the same month he checked into rehab). They are suing for unspecified damages. A judge has yet to rule.

We reached out to Stich's camp, but so far ... no word back.

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47 COMMENTS

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1.

garwilly     

I'm 1st...

603 days ago
2.

Phil Mcl    

Isn't his 15 mins of fame over. Why dose he not go away!!

603 days ago
3.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

If I was the defense attorney in the case this would be my defense: You knew he was white trash when you hired him. I rest my case.

603 days ago
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MADE MAN    

So it's not okay for him to have a drug problem yet they're using him to promote alcohol which is just as dangerous

603 days ago
5.

Bob    

The first challenge is finding a judge who doesn't burst out laughing at Situation being called a "celeb spokesperson".

603 days ago
6.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

A lawsuit about an illegal drug addiction being kept from a legal drug company? That's rich.

603 days ago
7.

Phil Mcl    

Situation should hooker up with Heidi Spencer they should become an A list couple. LOL

603 days ago
8.

rey    

Vodka with protein? Only in the US

603 days ago
9.

Smart    

Unless his contract says no drug use, no asking for perks and no arriving late to events I am thinking he isn't breaching anything.
They know what they hired when they hired him, his reputation and personality were not a secret.

603 days ago
10.

Carrie    

The company hired a man famous for being on a show where he gets drunk every night. How can they really be aghast that he has substance abuse issues?! It's like me buying a grizzly bear and being shocked that it bit me!

603 days ago
11.

Az Heat    

And Americans wonder why one of the reasons other countries hate us is because we make people like this famous and to make millions for no reason and makes our country look very idiotic!

603 days ago
12.

That Dude    

he's such a ****ing ugly loser

603 days ago
13.

1    

That`s the face of a guy who had the hots for a girl, but she got someone`s else`s kid. Gotta bite...all bitches at the end of the day....

603 days ago
14.

DannyDiamond    

So the "investors" have all the "weed">>>?? lol
That's why it stays illegal to the little people.

603 days ago
15.

kia1993    

He is so unattractive to me. He looks like a who. S is for STD...LOL

603 days ago
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