BET has responded to a lawsuit made by actress Gabrielle Union over TV show, Being Mary Jane.
Union, who plays the lead actress in the show, filed the suit against the network and Breakdown Productions. This was shortly after the network announced a new season.
According to Union and her lawyer, Marty Singer, her agreement with the network was to shoot not more than 13 episodes per season.
BET and Gabrielle Union in court over ‘Being Mary Jane’
They claim the network tried to “fraudulently extend the terms of Ms. Union’s agreement” by trying to shoot two 10-episode seasons in one.
Union was meant to receive $150,000 per episode for season four and $165,000 per episode for season five, under the initial agreement terms.
The network however feel they’ve done no wrong doing so far.
“While we hold Gabrielle Union in the highest esteem, we feel strongly that we are contractually well within our rights and are committed to reaching a swift and positive resolution in this matter,” a BET Network rep said in a statement.