Empire Star Terrence Howard Is Being Sued By Former Talent Management Company For $250,000 For A Breached Contract
|Empire Star Terrence Howard Is Being Sued By Former |
Talent Management Company For $250,000 For A Breached Contract
The company that once represented Howard (before he fired them) believe they're entitled to 10 percent of the value of his entire seven-year contract on Empire.
Authentic Talent and Literary Management says Howard now owes several hundreds of thousands of dollars with the payment allegedly due rising.
In addition to defending Howard and providing professional, personal, and other advice and career guidance to him, along with Howard's talent agents at the preeminent talent agency CAA, Plaintiff was an integral part of many discussions with Howard that led to his acceptance of the starring role of 'Lucious Lyon' on EMPIRE that had previously been procured for him by CAA."
The lawsuit states that the actor confirmed in a September 2014 email that he would be paying post-termination commissions — in other words, he said his former managers will get a piece of his Empire earnings through at least 2020.
The company now claims that they are entitled to 10% of revenue that Howard received while he was working with them, and that includes his Empire salary.
Authentic Talent and Literary Management hired Mathew Rosengart for the lawsuit, the same lawyer who represented Sean Penn in the defamation lawsuit against Lee Daniels.
The Empire co-creator previously compared Howard to Penn, which sparked the legal battle.
Penn subsequently settled the $10 million dollar lawsuit against Daniels after the director and producer apologized and made a donation to Penn's charity helping those in Haiti. Howard's rep did not return initial request for comment.