Jersey Shore’s Paul DelVecchio Jr. (DJ Pauly D) is being sued by his former talent agency, International Creative Management, for back commission.
According to a lawsuit filed at L.A. Superior Court, Pauly D allegedly owes ICM $370,000 in back commission for the past two seasons of MTV’s Jersey Shore, plus 10 percent of his salary for season six of the show.
The agency says that Pauly D is supposed to make $150,000 per episode for the upcoming 12-episode season of Jersey Shore, totaling around $12.1 million in earnings.
ICM began representing Pauly D when he began the first season of Jersey Shore. Pauly D terminated his contract with them in May 2011, but the agency says, “standard custom and practice in the entertainment industry that talent agencies are entitled to post-termination commissions on all deals they negotiate for their client.”
Pauly D’s new MTV show, “The Pauly D Project,” premiered on March 29, 2012.