Baiul, the 1994 Olympic gold medalist, says she was offered a deal to perform in two shows that were to air on NBC, but that she declined to participate.
However, she says her name and likeness were used to advertise one of the shows on two radio websites and that she was named in a news release for the show.
The skater says her reputation was damaged because the incorrect publicity resulted in her being labeled a "no show," making it harder to get work. She's seeking $5 million in damages.
NBC has not released a statement regarding the lawsuit.