'Empire' Season 3: Terrence Howard Faces More Legal Trouble Ahead Of New Episodes [VIDEO]
While fans wait for the highly anticipated return of Fox’s juggernaut series Empire, one of its stars Terrence Howard is now facing legal issues.
Howard is up against another lawsuit just weeks ahead of the third season premiere of the show. While this isn’t the first time he has been sued for his involvement in Empire, this one might be a little more legit than the others considering the plaintiff is his own manager, The Jasmine Brand reported Tuesday.
Apparently the company who used to represent Howard, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, has accused him of not paying his post-termination commission, which they agreed to verbally. So far, it has said Howard owes hundreds of thousands of dollars but is expecting the amount to go even higher. It said that Howard parted ways with the firm after he hired it back in 2013. But it says the actor still owes 10 percent of all of the money he made while under its umbrella, including that of Empire. While it no longer represents Howard, he signed on to a contract of seven seasons while he was under Authentic. So it wants a portion of the money he will get for the full time he stars in the show.
According to documents Howard agreed to pay even after terminating the firm.
Authentic said it helped Howard 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.”
Empire returns Sept. 21. Be sure to keep up with Enstars for more.