Gabrielle Union & BET have reached a settlement in multi-million-dollar lawsuit
Gabrielle Union is free to be Ms. Mary Jane — on her own terms.
The actress and BET network have reached a settlement in Union’s multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit against the network. Union and her lawyers filed a suit against the cable network back in October, claiming that BET and Being Mary Jane‘s producers had reneged on an agreement to have a substantial break between the show’s fourth and fifth seasons.
According to Gabby, she and BET previously agreed to 13-episode maximum seasons to accommodate for her movie career. Her lawyers claimed that BET ignored the deal to allow for production to run back-to-back, thereby cutting costs. The network released a statement on Tuesday, saying that they are “pleased to announce that they have reached an amicable agreement with Gabrielle Union and look forward to sharing the new season of Being Mary Jane with its loyal fans beginning Jan. 10, 2017.”
Although Union sought at least $3 million in general damages and a declaration, the terms of her settlement are unknown.
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