‘Empire’ Star Terrence Howard Is Headed To Court
Terrence Howard is in trouble.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the EMPIRE star is being sued by his former management company. Authentic Talent and Literary Management claims that Howard breached an oral contract by failing to pay over post-termination commissions.
In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the company says he owes several hundreds of thousands of dollars with the payment amount due likely to rise.
Authentic Talent was hired by the actor in 2013, and according to the lawsuit, it helped play “a key role in the resurgence of Howard’s career.” During that time frame, Authentic Talent claims it 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 also states that the actor confirmed multiple times, including in a September 2014 email, that he would be paying post-termination commissions. Terrence Howard and his loan-out company are said to now be disputing that they owe any further commissions in connection with EMPIRE.
While this won’t be his first time in court, here’s to hoping that both sides can come to an agreement quickly.