Al Gore is being sued by a man who claims that it was his idea to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera and repackage it as “Al Jazeera America.” The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the suit, and has the story:
Current TV’s $500 million sale to Al Jazeera has prompted a lawsuit that claims co-founder Al Gore originally was opposed to the deal but had a “change of heart” on selling his cable network to oil-rich Qataris.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court by John Terenzio, who presents himself as a highly regarded media consultant, executive and TV producer who conceived the idea for the distribution of an American version of Al Jazeera.
Now, Terenzio claims that he has been cut out of the lucrative deal.
The suit says that Blum was enthusiastic about the proposal but feared that Gore would find it “politically unappealing.” It alleges that “Gore was adamant in his rejection of the proposal to sell his liberal, environmentally friendly network to the oil rich Qataris who owned Al Jazeera. Apparently, Gore had a change of heart.”