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Olbermann sues Current for $50M, cites glitches

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, political pundit Keith Olbermann leaves a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman," in New York. Olbermann sued his former bosses at Current TV in Los Angeles on Thursday, seeking more than $50 million for br
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, political pundit Keith Olbermann leaves a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman," in New York. Olbermann sued his former bosses at Current TV in Los Angeles on Thursday, seeking more than $50 million for breach of contract and other claims. His case claims his show for the network was fraught with technical problems and he was fired without cause.
Charles Sykes, file, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Keith Olbermann claims his former bosses at Current TV owe him more than $50 million and ran an unprofessional show fraught with technical problems.

The former television host included the accusations in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles. The breach of contract lawsuit also asks a judge to rule that Olbermann didn't disparage the network or breach his contract.

Olbermann was fired last week.

His lawsuit claims Current provided him with a poor studio and refused to invest in adequate facilities. He cites an instance in which the lights went off while he was on the air and a variety of other technical problems.

Current was co-founded by Vice President Al Gore. A spokeswoman says the network does not have an immediate comment on Olbermann's lawsuit.