Hewitt manager sues for breach of contract
EmptyThe lawsuit against actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, alleging breach of contract, reads like a Hollywood treatment.
The star of the television program "The Ghost Whisperer" "plays a young woman with the unique ability to talk to 'earth bound spirits' who seek in 'resolving unfinished business with the living,"' it reads. "In real life, however, Love Hewitt is having troubles 'resolving unfinished business with the living."'
The actress' former management firm, Handprint Entertainment LLC, claims she has reneged on a 2002 oral agreement to pay a 10% commission on all deals negotiated during the company's tenure.
The contract should include earnings from "The Ghost Whisperer," Handprint said in the complaint filed in Superior Court.
Hewitt's publicist Sarah Fuller referred all questions about the case to the actress' attorney Bob Wallerstein. Wallerstein did not immediately return a message left at his office.
Handprint said Hewitt acknowledged the agreement by paying 10% of her earnings from her first season on the program, even after replacing the management company.
Hewitt, star of the slasher flick "I Know What you Did Last Summer," "knows what she did last season," the complaint said.
The company is seeking at least $350,000 it says it is owed and any legal costs, according to the complaint.