Actress Tia Mowry apparently made quite a bit, because now she has actually filed a lawsuit accusing her agent for stealing money she earned on Twitter.
According to TMZ, the “Instant Mom” star is quite adept at using Twitter and in addition to sending out personal messages to her 2 million followers, she occasionally mixes in adverts for corporations.
It would have probably worked out well for everyone if greed didn’t come into the picture. Mowry’s agent obviously felt he deserved a bigger cut than the 10% base fee agents usually get from the earnings their clients bring in.
In this case those earnings topped $108,000 and Mowry, who claims she had hired a social media specialist after landing deals with several companies, says that instead of only pocketing the 10 percent commission that he was entitled to, the agent decided to take more, to the tune of $60,000.
In the lawsuit she is seeking to be re-compensated for the entire amount plus $120,000 in punitive damages.
Mowry, 36, first gained fame as a teenage actor on the sitcom “Sister Sister” in which she played opposite her twin sister, Tamera Mowry. Later on, she starred in the TV comedy-drama series, “The Game.“
Mowry now stars in Nickelodeon’s “Instant Mom” where she plays Stephanie Phillips, a food blogger and party girl who gets married to an older man with a daughter and two sons.
Mowry is married to actor Cory Hardict and the couple are parents to a 4-year-old son named Cree.