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MSNBC Intern Sues NBC Universal

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 30:  MSNBC president Phil Griffin (L) and MSNBC political analyst speak onstage during the MSNBC lun
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 30: MSNBC president Phil Griffin (L) and MSNBC political analyst speak onstage during the MSNBC lunch session panel during the summer Television Critics Association press tour on July 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

NBC Universal is the latest media company to get sued by former unpaid interns.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal was sued by former MSNBC intern Jesse Moore, who worked in the cable network's booking department in 2011.

Moore is one of two plaintiffs suing the NBC Universal. Monet Eliastam is suing the network for time spent working on Saturday Night Live in 2012.

The legal action is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed against major media companies by former unpaid interns. Earlier this week, Charlie Rose's production company paid $110,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by former unpaid interns. In June, a Manhattan judge ruled that former interns on the set of the movie "Black Swan" were de facto employees of Fox Searchlight Pictures entitled to payment. On Tuesday, Fox Searchlight filed documents demonstrating an interest in appealing the court's ruling.

Unpaid interns have also filed lawsuits against Conde Nast, Hearst and Gawker.

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