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Snooki hit with $7 million lawsuit

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi attends the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 6, 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

(CBS) "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has some off-screen drama to deal with.

The TV personality has been hit with a $7 million counterclaim in her legal battle with a licensing company.

Pictures: "Jersey Shore"

According to the New York Post, Polizzi partnered with SRG Ventures to launch an array of Snooki-related merchandise last year, but filed suit in October to end her contract with the company, alleging it didn't fulfill its obligation to land her enough money or branding partnerships.

SRG Ventures fired back with the counterclaim against Polizzi and her management team, claiming she sabotaged the deal by negotiating with brands behind the company's back.

A rep for the reality star told the Post, "Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG's version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court."

"Jersey Shore" returns to MTV for its fifth season starting Jan. 5.