A lawsuit filed by International Creative Management against "Jersey Shore" cast member Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio reveals how much the reality star makes and how his salary has ballooned during the show’s run on MTV, reports TheWrap.com.
For the show’s sixth season, DelVecchio will make $175,000 for each of its 12 episodes, for a total of $2.1 million, the story says, citing claims by ICM in the lawsuit. That amount doesn’t include bonuses or payments for after-shows or other productions, the story points out.
That’s up from $100,000 per episode for the show’s fourth season, when he also earned a $400,000 signing bonus, the piece adds.
The lawsuit claims that DelVecchio entered into a representation agreement with ICM in January 2010, soon after "Jersey Shore" debuted on MTV, and that ICM helped DelVecchio negotiate larger fees. The lawsuit claims that DelVecchio stopped paying the commission in the show’s fourth season.
DelVecchio’s attorney said the reality performer doesn’t owe ICM anything and that the agency is trying to "take advantage" of its previous association with him, the story notes.