Keith Olberman Settles Lawsuit With Current TV

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Keith Olbermann’s legal war with Current TV has reportedly ended.

The perennially perturbed personality filed a $50 million lawsuit upon his termination from Current one year ago. He will indeed receive a "significant payout."

The exact amount will not be known until it's leaked in a few hours.

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In his legal complaint, Olbermann accused Current co-founders Joel Hyatt and Al Gore of being “dilettantes portraying entertainment executives.”

He claimed they breached his contract in all sorts of ways, forced him to work in substandard conditions and even sought to smear him in the press.

The alleged dilettantes in question can afford to pay whatever it takes to make the case go away, having sold Current to Al Jazeera for $500 million.

The network is being overhauled and will become Al Jazeera America.


Olbermann’s also working on a reinvention, again. The former ESPN and MSNBC mainstay is reportedly looking for work, but no one's bitten since October.

Wonder why.

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