Ed Schultz Contract Dispute Leads to Lawsuit
Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” has been named in a breach of contract lawsuit which claims he never properly compensated an NBC employee for helping him secure the TV deal.
According to the lawsuit, Shultz and Michael Queen worked together in 2008 to pursue a TV deal, which fell through. In 2009, Schultz was hired by MSNBC. The lawsuit claims Schultz said he would pay Queen what he was owed for their work together, but never did.
“We pitched a TV idea to various network executives, produced a TV pilot, secured an apartment in D.C. for Ed and his wife Wendy, and even gave them a car to drive free for three months,” Queen said in a press release. “We picked them up at the airport, and went shopping for them – all while helping them become millionaires, and we received nothing for our efforts.”
Schultz’s lawyer, Jeffrey Landa said Schultz would aggressively fight the lawsuit, saying “Ed paid in full for every center [Queen] spent.” Landa also said there was never any contract between the two men.
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