Mike Richards hired an attorney in what appears to be an upcoming legal battle against Sony following his ousting as executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” Fox News can confirm.

Los Angeles-based attorney Bryan J. Freedman of Freedman + Taitelman, LLP confirmed to Fox News on Friday he’s now representing Richards.

Richards has dominated headlines in the past few weeks due to his short-lived hiring to fill the shoes of the late Alex Trebek as host of the long-running game show. However, his hiring soon became controversial after past derogatory comments he made about women, Asians

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