Lawsuit: Gore Was Against Al Jazeera Deal
Man claims he was the mastermind of Current TV sale
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2013 8:17 AM CST
Former Vice President Al Gore gestures at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Feb. 5, 2013, as he speaks about his new book called "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change."   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – A media consultant is suing Al Gore and Current TV, claiming that he was the mastermind behind Al Jazeera's buyout of the struggling network, and was cut out of the deal. John Terenzio alleges that he came up with the idea, approached Al Jazeera, and presented a "step-by-step approach for making the sale of the liberal media outlet to Al Jazeera palatable to US lawmakers, pro-Israel factions, cable operators and, most importantly, the American public," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gore was initially "adamant in his rejection of the proposal," the lawsuit says, but then changed his mind. Terenzio thinks that may have had something to do with his presentation, and says that the final deal was patterned on the one he proposed. He's claiming he had an implied agreement with the company, and is suing for $15 million.

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Mar 8, 2013 12:43 AM CST
Never bring a deal like that without getting a contract signed by the parties involved so that you can be paid for your work. What John Terenzio did amounts to posting his idea on a forum or a website & watching Current TV & Al Jazeera take up his idea. At the point they followed up on his idea posted to the Internet, they owed him nothing for it. Very sad Mr. Terenzio did not get a signed contract, his loss. Doubtful many courts in this country will find in favor of giving him anything now without a contract signed by the parties involved in the deal :(
Mar 8, 2013 12:18 AM CST
Gore is such a turd.
Mar 7, 2013 12:15 PM CST
Gore just can't do enough for the "Green Movement".