Jersey Shore's The Situation Sues Abercrombie & Fitch for $4 Million

Celebrity News Nov. 16, 2011 AT 6:24PM
Jersey Shore's The Situation Sues Abercrombie & Fitch for $4 Million Credit: Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show

The Situation has never backed down from a fight.

Two months after Abercrombie & Fitch issued a press released asking the 29-year-old Jersey Shore star to stop wearing its clothes, the MTV personality filed a lawsuit against the company for using his trademarked slogans without permission.

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In court documents obtained by E! News, The Situation (real name: Mike Sorrentino) says Abercrombie & Fitch emblazoned T-shirts with slogans such as "GTL...You Know the Deal" and "The Fitchuation," thus violating his trademarked Jersey Shore catchphrases.

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Though the clothing company initially offered to pay the MTV star to stop wearing its clothes, The Situation's legal team says an official offer was never extended.

"As a result of [Abercrombie & Fitch's] publicity campaign, [the retailer] profited off of the use of a false affiliation with Sorrentino," his legal team says. "It has wrongly used Sorrentino's name, image and likeness for advertising purposes in violation of applicable law."

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The reality star -- who wants a jury trial -- is seeking a $1 million royalty and $3 million in damages.

Abercrombie & Fitch did not respond to E! News' request for comment.

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