Gabrielle Union files suit against BET - $1 million

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Gabrielle Union

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TV Network BET is facing a lawsuit filed by Gabrielle Union on Tuesday over her Being Mary Jane contract.  The actress says the network attempted to stiff her on a portion of her pay by combining seasons four and five according to reports. 

The critically acclaimed series started back in 2013, it’s a story line that follows a TV new anchor.  Union’s lawsuit says the network agreed to never produce more than 13 episodes per season.  She was assured for season 4 a salary of $150,000 per episode and for season 5 $165,000 per show. 

The network tried to produce two 10-episode seasons to be aired all in season 4 and that attempt has the actress crying foul.   She is suing BET and Breakdown Productions for negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract. 

Filming began last month, Union says she was told the network planned to run all 20 episodes as season four.  

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