Snooki Sued for $7 Million Over Merchandising Deal

Celebrity News Dec. 20, 2011 AT 4:04PM
Snooki Sued for $7 Million Over Merchandising Deal Credit: Sonia Recchia/WireImage.com

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi may soon end up in court -- but not for the usual reasons.

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The 24-year-old Jersey Shore star has been hit with a $7 million counterclaim in her legal battle with licensing company SRG Ventures.

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According to The New York Post, Polizzi initially partnered with the company to launch an array of merchandise including school supplies, watches, shoes and lingerie. The pint-sized party girl filed suit in October to end her contract with SRG Ventures, claiming the company didn't fulfill its obligation to secure enough money and develop sufficient branding partnerships.

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SRG Ventures' counterclaim alleges Polizzi sabotaged their agreement by negotiating with brands behind the company's back -- a claim Polizzi's lawyer strongly denies. "Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG's version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court," SRG's lawyer Robert J. Hantman says.

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