*A former senior producer at Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions is suing the company for breach of contract, reports Deadline.com.
In a five-claim complaint filed today in LA Superior Court, Brian Schornak is alleging that he was removed from the company’s shows like “The Fosters” and “South Beach Tow” and eventually forced out. He puts the blame on former manager and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas who was brought on board Nuyoricann in March but is not a defendant in the lawsuit, however.
The complaint claims she accused him of stealing from Nuyorican and relentlessly tried to get rid of him.
“Elaine demoted Plaintiff and attempted to push Plaintiff out, or get him to quit,” the complaint claims. Schornak says he was “compelled” to resign from Nuyorican earlier this year. In addition to breach of contract, the complaints claim breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as violations of the California labor code.
Schornak is seeking unspecified compensatory, general and special damages in a 3-day jury trial.