Entertainer Shane Jacobson is being sued by his ex long-time manager for a portion of almost $1 million of his earnings.
And Jacobson has now hit back at his former publicist Deb Fryers, after she revealed the payments he reportedly received for past charity gigs.
The 48-year-old star defended his earnings to Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, insisting: 'The picture being painted can be easily misread.'
'I do work for free!' Actor Shane Jacobson hits back at ex manager who revealed his payments for charity gigs as she sues him for a cut of almost $1 million in earnings
Fryers claimed Shane was paid $13,000 for a Bega Cheese charity dinner in June to raise funds for bushfire victims and $54,000 for Channel Seven's prostate-cancer awareness program, The Real Full Monty.
The Kenny actor hit back by listing a host of other charitable contributions he's made in the past, clamming: 'All that work I do for free.'
'What you don't see on that (Fryers') list is all the work I have to do as the Chief Scout of Victoria, the 10 years worth of work I have done for Parkinson's Australia, the Mirabel Foundation to help young kids who lose their parents to drugs or any of the work I do with Entertainment Assist to help people in the industry with serious mental health issues,' Jacobson said.
'The picture being painted can be easily misread': The Kenny actor hit back by listing a host of other charitable contributions he's made in the past
'As I do for many corporate clients': Jacobson claimed big corporations like Bega Cheese and Channel Seven pay for his hosting services Pictured: Shane Jacobson in The Real Full Monty
Of the payments mentioned by Fryers, he added: 'Bega Cheese is a big corporation ; they made a donation to bush fire victims and paid me to host their evening.. as I do for many corporate clients. Same as Channel Seven.'
Fryers filed a writ in July in Victoria, claiming she had not been paid commission for Shane's work in productions such as the