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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

‘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

‘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 Rocky Horror Show, Little Big Shots and The Real Full Monty.

Jacobson and Fryers were in partnership for more than 10 years, until February 2018.

In court: Entertainer Shane Jacobson (pictured) is being sued by his ex long-time manager and publicist Deb Fryers for a portion of almost $1 million of his earnings

In court: Entertainer Shane Jacobson (pictured) is being sued by his ex long-time manager and publicist Deb Fryers for a portion of almost $1 million of his earnings

However, Shane has hit back at Fryers’ claims, asserting that she has been paid what is owed to her.

He also claimed Fryers ‘abandoned’ him in the week of his wedding. 

The Herald reported that Shane’s income for hosting Channel Seven’s Little Big Shots was $215k, and $54k for stripping off in the network’s The Real Full Monty.

Loggerheads: Shane's ex-manager Fryers filed a writ in July in Victoria claiming she had not been paid commission for the star's work in productions such as the Rocky Horror Show, Little Big Shots and The Real Full Monty. Pictured: Shane Jacobson in The Real Full Monty

Loggerheads: Shane’s ex-manager Fryers filed a writ in July in Victoria claiming she had not been paid commission for the star’s work in productions such as the Rocky Horror Show, Little Big Shots and The Real Full Monty. Pictured: Shane Jacobson in The Real Full Monty

Dynamic duo: Jacobson and Fryers were in partnership for more than 10 years, until February 2018. Pictured: Shane Jacobson (right) with The Real Full Monty choreographer Todd McKenney  

Dynamic duo: Jacobson and Fryers were in partnership for more than 10 years, until February 2018. Pictured: Shane Jacobson (right) with The Real Full Monty choreographer Todd McKenney  

He received $180k for his narrator role in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and a whopping $200k to appear in ads for IGA supermarkets.

Fryers is claiming her total earnings should be $136,892, representing a 15 or 20 per cent management fee for each of Shane’s roles.

Shane’s total earnings, from February through to November 2018, plus a Key Note Tour and a Big 4 Holiday Parks ambassador role in 2019, total $908,614.

Money man: The Herald reported that Shane's income for hosting Channel Seven's Little Big Shots was $215k, and $54k for stripping off in the network's The Real Full Monty

Money man: The Herald reported that Shane’s income for hosting Channel Seven’s Little Big Shots was $215k, and $54k for stripping off in the network’s The Real Full Monty

Shane has indeed been in the wars of late – he attended the TV Week Logie Awards in July on crutches, having snapped his Achilles tendon in a near-fatal injury.

He had had an operation after tearing his tendon in Marrakesh, Morocco, subsequently suffering deep vein thrombosis and two blood clots after flying home to Australia with the injury. 

‘My doctor said I absolutely cannot get on an aeroplane,’ Shane told the Daily Telegraph recently.     

Crunching the numbers: Shane's total earnings, from February through to November 2018, plus a Key Note Tour and a Big 4 Holiday Parks ambassador role in 2019, total $908,614

Crunching the numbers: Shane’s total earnings, from February through to November 2018, plus a Key Note Tour and a Big 4 Holiday Parks ambassador role in 2019, total $908,614

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