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Terrence Howard ALMOST GOT Fired From ‘Empire’, Being Sued By Former Management Company

By Teonny Spears / Published on Thursday, 04 Aug 2016 11:32 AM / No Comments

Well this is interesting. Veteran actor Terrence Howard plays ruthless and shady matriarch Lucious Lyon on the hit Fox TV show Empire, but he almost lost it due to his personal troubles.

PEOPLE reports that Terrence‘s former management company, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, has filed a complaint earlier this week. The claim states that the actor owes the company $250,000 after they helped save his job on Empire.


Why there is no context on why Terrence was almost axed, the complaint further states that his former management company “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 from the show.”

He signed to the company in the summer of 2013 and terminated his agreement with the company in September of 2014. He acknowledged his “contractual obligation” to pay the company 10 percent of any revenue he received from employment that had been obtained during the time Authentic was working with him.

While he did make a series of payments in 2015, they stopped in March of this year.

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