50 Cent Files Lawsuit Against TV Consultant Over Unauthorized Reality Show Deal

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/23/2015 | 08:00 AM EDT

Rapper/actor says deal has 'severely damaged' his relationship with E! and its parent company NBC Universal

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is taking action against a TV consultant who he claims improperly acted as his agent while trying to land a reality show.

 

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Connecticut bankruptcy court, the rapper/actor states he once had a business relationship with defendant Andrew Jameson, paying him $270,000 to make deals for him which included television projects. Their partnership eventually ended, but Jackson claims Jameson continued to act as his agent and pitched a reality show to E! titled "The Unit."

 

Jackson says he was "appalled" to find out Jameson suggested they feature a "young white girl" working at G-Unit to make the show more sellable. The suit says Jameson also sent "an inappropriate and highly offensive text to an officer of G-Unit in connection with that suggestion."

 

MAN SUES 50 CENT OVER 'POWER'

 

When Jackson told E! he wanted the show pulled, the network told him the deal was already in place. Jackson says he has refused to appear on the show and, as a result, his relationships with E! and its parent company NBC Universal have been "severely damaged."

 

Jameson's lawyer has denied the allegations, telling the New York Daily News: "In fact, Andrew is the one owed money - several months of unpaid salary plus a percentage of future revenues - and he's filed arbitration to collect it."

 

Jackson is suing for at least $810,000 in damages.

 

(Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Tuesday's Children)

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