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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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16.

notalawyer    

Now is the time for the entire cast of The Jersey Shore to apply at McDonalds with the proper training they can work at the counter

634 days ago
17.

static    

Alcohol is a drug and they knew full well he abused it WTF are they talking about?

634 days ago
18.

Mrs Luciano    

Oh please. I've never seen a crack head try to "hide" their addiction. That waste of court fees.

634 days ago
19.

Tesla_Consulting    

Let me take a wild guess. Your first celebrity?

634 days ago
20.

Vail    

I worked at a hotel in LA for the last two years and the Situation was honestly one of the nicest "celeb"/reality stars I have ever dealt with. His sister works for him and was so sweet which was shocking since 99% of those people were such *****. Totally down to earth, demanded nothing, and really appreciative of everything...nice guy and his "people" were equally awesome.

634 days ago
21.

myopinion    

Well everyone knows those Jersey Shore fools drink like fish and drug like? This company should have known!

634 days ago
22.

BB not bb    

It sounds like a draw to me. Mike likes to sue people who did him wrong. I wonder if he thinks he did Paula wrong. He dumped her for being herself after socializing with her for years. Maybe he could have not given hints and just asked her not to mention sexual things when they are around other people. Then she could have decided if she was willing to do that or not.


I think it is very sad how he treated her. He seems like he still has an addict brain and can't get over himself and his needs enough to think of someone else's. Just because he is a smooth talker doens't make what he did any less offensive. Paula is very easy going and didn't throw a fit, but she is very hurt.


He treated her like he was test driving a car instead of dealing with another human being. He might have trouble being intimate after so much sleeping around. Paulie looks like he is ending up the same way.

634 days ago
23.

Kev the Realist    

Bout time he is a dirtbag anyway. Finally some of these loers who think they are better than everyone else get their asses handed to them. Lets see what pitiful defense he puts on... LOSER

634 days ago
24.

Gargamel    

Please just dissapear into obscurity you human turd!

634 days ago
25.

james    

If he wants to make some money, he could rent that big ass greasy forehead out as a billboard,,,,,LOL

634 days ago
26.

Parker    

He"s umemployed....and knows nothing else ...so he needs to fill his bank account...untalent hack!

634 days ago
27.

EasilyHard    

How do these people step in ish...win the Damn Lottery and F it up???? Even a future gay porn star like the situation has seen True Hollywood story !

634 days ago
28.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

powder is so yesterday....the pipe is whats up

634 days ago
29.

ReaderInMI    

Was it in his contract to be tested or disclose?

634 days ago
30.

bmwm369    

The sitch has 'people'? We have sunk to a new low.

633 days ago
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