Snooki slammed with $7 million merchandising lawsuit
Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been countersued to the tune of $7 million -- the latest maneuver in a legal showdown between the reality star and a merchandising company she once worked with.
Well, this is nothing to fist-pump about!
It all stems from an agreement the newly slimmed-down reality star inked to promote a line of Snooki merchandise with the Ulster County, New York-based company SRG Venture.
The unlikely novelist, who already endorses her own line of fluffy bedroom slippers with Happy Feet, had been hoping to slap her vodka-soaked seal of approval on an entire line of apparel.
Snooki-inspired school supplies, watches, shoes and lingerie were in development before things went belly-up with SRG.
In October, the self-professed Seaside Heights guidette filed suit to put the kibosh on the deal.
Lawyers for Polizzi argue that SRG failed to fulfill the contract that the Jersey Shore diva had with them for the merchandising campaign.
In the countersuit filed this week, SRG bosses argue Snooks deliberately sabotaged the deal with their licensing company by negotiating with other companies behind their back.
"Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG's version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court," an attorney for the TV personality said Tuesday.
SRG's attorney, Robert J. Hantman, has filed a motion to have the case moved from Ulster County to Manhattan.
At least Snooki has something to smile about this holiday season: She's reached her latest weight-loss milestone.
Last week, the 24-year-old tweeted a super-slim photo of herself donning a skimpy monokini and skyscraping high heels.
"So happy I'm at my goal weight I was when I was in high school! Feelin fit is amazing and can't wait to tone up hardcore!" she wrote.
Jersey Shore Season 5 premieres on MTV next month.