(AllHipHop News) Actor Terrence Howard is reportedly facing a default judgment over his “Empire” breach of contract lawsuit.
Howard has since moved on from the firm, but Authentic bosses claimed he agreed to pay them post-termination commission fees in a 2014 email.
Executives at the company also claimed they were responsible for preventing Howard’s termination from the hit show, through which he has enjoyed a career comeback as Lucious Lyon.
There were no details as to why Howard’s role on the show was in jeopardy, but Authentic bosses alleged they “intervened with the Los Angeles-based executives of Imagine and effectively saved Howard’s job on ‘Empire’ by convincing those executives not to terminate Howard.”
A hearing was held in March, but the 48-year-old was reportedly absent and a judge ruled he was in default.
A dollar amount of what is owed has not been revealed. But Howard signed a seven-year contract for the show and Authentic executives asserted they are entitled to 10 per cent of his earnings for the duration of the contract, which will expire in 2020.