One celebrity whose 2014 marriage in Florida was widely publicized by an array of mainstream media sources is now involved in a contract dispute that may also be of interest to area residents. In a story that was released on Oct. 12, 2016, ABC News said that it has obtained a copy of a lawsuit filed by Gabrielle Union against BET Networks for breach of contract in connection with her starring role on one of its hit shows. The suit was reportedly filed on Oct. 11.
In the suit, counsel for Ms. Union claims that the producer of the popular show, "Being Mary Jane," has acted in a manner that fraudulently extends the term of her contract. BET has allegedly avoided having to pay a contractual raise to the actress and to extend its option to hire Ms. Union for a subsequent year by taping two seasons' worth of shows within a single season.