2 Broke Girls star Garrett Morris is facing legal action from bosses of a talent agency who claim the actor owes them unpaid commission.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday (02Jul14), a legal team for the Global Artists Agency allege Morris entered into a verbal contract in 2009 to pay the agency 10 per cent of his income after staff negotiated his role in the sitcom.
The legal documents claim Morris upheld the agreement during the first two series of the comedy, starring Kat Dennings, but stopped paying commission during the third season.
However, a representative for the actor insists Morris has been dragged into a dispute between his long-standing agent and her former employers Global Artists Talent, and that the suit's accusations are inaccurate.
The rep says, "Mr. Morris has always paid his commissions. The true dispute is between Mr. Morris' longtime agent, Cynthia Booth, and her former agency Global Artists Agency. Mr. Morris, with the approval of Ms. Booth, offered to put the paid commissions into trust to allow the real parties to resolve their claims without involving him. It is unfortunate that he has been put in the middle of this ongoing dispute, when in fact he has honored his obligations."
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