Terrence Howard Settles "Empire" Breach Of Contract Lawsuit

AllHipHop Staff

Actor Terrence Howard has finally put one nasty lawsuit behind him. Check it out.

(AllHipHop News) Terrence Howard has reportedly reached a settlement in his "Empire" breach of contract lawsuit with his former managers.

Bosses at Authentic Talent and Literary Management filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court last year, claiming Howard, who hired the services of the agency in 2013, owed them at least $250,000 in commissions.

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.

The 48-year-old reportedly never hired an attorney to represent him and did not respond to the lawsuit.

In March, he was reportedly hit with an unspecified default judgment.

However, according to Deadline.com, the case has now been settled without prejudice, which means the lawsuit can be refiled in the future.

The settlement amount was not disclosed, but Howard signed a seven-year contract for "Empire," and Authentic executives maintain they were entitled to 10 percent of his earnings for the duration of the deal, which will expire in 2020.

Comments (1)

I could never let someone get 10% of my paper, plus the IRS getting like 35%. I can manage myself and at this point in his career he has star power he doesn't need them they need him.