Al Gore Suing Al Jazeera Over Current TV Sale


By Jordan Chariton Comment

GoreBloomberg reports former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera over the $500 million deal to purchase his former network Current TV in 2013.

“Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago,” David Boies, a lawyer for Gore, said in a statement today. “We are asking the court to order Al Jazeera America to stop wrongfully withholding the escrow funds that belong to Current’s former shareholders.”

“Our outside counsel is reviewing the complaint,” an Al Jazeera spokesperson tells TVNewser. “We think it relates to a commercial dispute between former shareholders of Current Media and Al Jazeera America. We may have further comment once they’ve fully reviewed everything.”

Al Jazeera America marks its one-year anniversary this coming Wednesday.