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Viacom agrees to pay up to $7.2 million to settle intern lawsuit
Viacom agrees to pay up to $7.2 million to settle intern lawsuit

Media giant Viacom has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by former interns who demanded to be paid for their time at Viacom's television networks, including MTV and BET. The 2013 lawsuit alleged that Viacom's unpaid internship program was a violation of state and federal wage laws. Viacom agreed this week to pay as much as $7.2 million to settle the case, according to court documents. The amount paid will depend on how many of the former interns seek compensation for their stints at Viacom. The lawsuit was one of several that shined a harsh spotlight on an entertainment industry practice in which unpaid internships were used as a cost-saver for television networks, movie...

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