"In particular, Current seeks a determination that it is no longer obligated to pay a dime to Mr. Olbermann who, having already been paid handsomely for showing up sporadically and utterly failing to keep his end of the bargain, now seeks to be paid tens of millions more for not working at all," says the cross-complaint, which was signed by Laura W. Brill, a lawyer for Current TV, according to CNN.
Olbermann filed a suit again Current TV and its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt, after he was ousted from the network last week.
Olbermann says he is owed $50 million to $70 million in compensation, according to his suit. The lawsuit also seeks a judgment for other unspecified monetary damages, with interest, according to CNN.
"Olbermann deeply regrets his decision to put his trust in Hyatt and Gore. Current had neither the desire nor the ability to produce a first rate news commentary show. Olbermann did not join Current to ruin his hard-won reputation and appear on a show that was an embarrassment," the lawsuit claims, according to the Associated Press.