Terrence Howard can't catch a break.
The actor is in legal trouble once again after yet another person is suing him for a chunk of his Empire cash. This time, though, it's not an ex-wife or another actor, but rather his own management company.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.
Authentic Talent was hired by Howard in 2013, and according to the lawsuit, it helped play "a key role in the resurgence of Howard's career. 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.
As Howard knows all too well, it hurts to pony up cash to an ex. But a deal's a deal, right? Let's see what Terrence's lawyer has to say about that.
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