Gabrielle Union Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against BET (Being Mary Jane)
The new season of Being Mary Jane amybe in limbo at least for now. Gabielle Union's attorney filed a lawsuit against BET on behalf of Gabrielle Union. A motio was filed for breach of contract lawsuit against the cable net today. “We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct toward its No. 1 star on its highest rated show,” Union’s attorney Marty Singer told Deadline tonight.
The documents were filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court. Deadline got their hands on the 17-page lawsuit. It states that although Union’s contract calls for no more than 13 episodes a season, BET ordered 10-episode fourth and fifth seasons of the series to be shot back-to-back. Union says she and the network agreed to those terms, as long as she got a break in filming.
Being Mary Jane has seen a series of negotiations between star and network since the show launched in 2013. Union and BET made a deal for maximum 13-episode seasons so the actress could continue to pursue movie roles.
This can't be good.