February is the month for $5 million dollar lawsuits.
Donald Trump just sued Comedian Bill Maher for 5 big ones and now an Olympic skater wants NBC to pony up the big bucks.
Oksanta Baiul wants to clip $5 million off the Peacock for damaging he good will.
The NY Daily News says that Baiul on Monday sued the network’s sports division and the production company Disson Skating for promoting her involvement in two TV specials even though she hadn’t agreed to do them.
Baiul did not appear in the shows — a Dec. 15, 2011 event with the group Styx and a Jan. 19, 2012 show with the singer Kenny G.
By hyping her appearance in promotional material, NBC and Disson created the impression among Baiul’s fans that she was a “no show” when didn't end up performing, the skater said.
"(That) damages her goodwill with her loyal fans that purchased tickets (often months in advance) expecting to see her perform," Baiul’s suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, charges.
Stephen Disson said his company never publicly disclosed his negotiations to have Baiul appear.
"It's just weird," he said.