Bad news for Chris Tucker. He and Netflix are being sued just three days before the actor's stand-up comedy special, "Chris Tucker Live," is set to be released, Tucker's attorney Marty Singer confirmed to Variety.
Comedian Terry Hodges is claiming that he hasn't been paid $66,000 in fees accrued from years of writing, acting, editing and producing work for the special. According to TMZ, Hodges claims he started working on the special in 2008 and hasn't been paid regularly since 2011. Hodges also says an agreement to be co-producer on the project fell through.
"This lawsuit is absurd and completely without merit," Singer said in a statement. "We fully expect this case to be thrown out by the court."
The special, Tucker's first, will begin streaming Friday on Netflix.
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