Former Vice President and Current TV co-founder Al Gore is being sued over the recent sale of the company to Al Jazeera. The most explosive allegation is that Gore was reluctant to sell the company to the media company financed by the oil-rich nation of Qatar, but that he was persuaded.
It was filed by a media consultant who claimed that he came up with the idea for Al Jazeera to acquire Current, but was cut out of the final deal.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Eriq Gardner has the details:
What happened next likely will generate much conversation given that Gore has made the media rounds defending the sale. According to the lawsuit, “Plaintiffs are informed and believe that Gore was adamant in his rejection of the proposal to sell his liberal, environmentally friendly network to the oil-rich Quataris who owned Al Jazeera. Apparently, Gore had a change of heart.”
Terenzio said that without his knowledge or approval, and “notwithstanding Gore’s original objection,” Current was sold to Al Jazeera on Jan. 2.