Lisa Kudrow has lost her legal battle against her former manager, with a judge ordering the actress to pay the manager $1.6 million.
The 50-year-old former ‘Friends’ actress lost the lawsuit filed Scott Howard, who claimed she owed him a five per cent cut from her earnings due to an oral agreement they entered in 1991.
The jury in Los Angeles Superior Court agreed with Scott and ordered Kudrow to pay him the huge sum in residuals. However, Lisa plans to appeal the decision.
Kudrow’s layer Gerald Sauer said of the decision: “The jury’s verdict is merely one step in the legal process. This case ultimately will be resolved at the appellate level. Ms. Kudrow has faith in the judicial system, and she believes that the eventual outcome of this contractual dispute will be in her favor.”
Scott’s legal representatives answered in return: “What generally happens now with unsophisticated actress clients is they overpay for filing a frivolous appeal that has no chance for success. The verdict is rock solid, and we look forward to collecting 10 percent, $16,000 a month, in post-judgment interest while their frivolous appeal is pending. We will collect that interest for two years, which is how long it will take for the Court of Appeal to affirm this jury’s righteous verdict.”
Scott worked for Kudrow for 16 years, since Lisa began her role as Phoebe Buffay with a $13,500 per episode until the $1.04 million per episode within the show’s last years. Months after Lisa fired him in 2008, Scott sued for his percentage of her earnings from syndication of ‘Friends’. It is estimated Scott made $11 million in commission.
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