BET is finally speaking out about being slapped with a $1 million lawsuit by Being Mary Jane star, Gabrielle Union.
As previously reported, Union and her attorney, Marty Singer, filed documents on Tuesday for what they are calling breach of contract.
In the lawsuit, obtained by HipHollywood, Singer claims that BET agreed to never produce more than 13 episodes per season of their hit show, Being Mary Jane, but now, executives are trying to combine Seasons 4 and 5 to get as much out of Union as possible.
Per the documents, the network is trying to tape two 10-episode seasons back to back to “cram all of the episodes into a single season in order to fraudulently extend the term of Ms. Union’s contract.”
Union hasn’t directly responded to the suit; BET, however, did release a statement that read:
“While we hold Gabrielle Union in the highest esteem, we feel strongly that we are contractually well within our rights and are committed to reaching a swift and positive resolution in this matter.”
Singer tells HipHollywood exclusively, “We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct toward its number one star on its highest rated show.”