Kunal Nayyar is accused of stopping payment of his "Big Bang Theory" commissions more than a year ago
"Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar is professing his innocence in a lawsuit brought against him last week.
A lawyer for Nayyar, who plays bawdy-minded brainiac Raj Koothrappali on the hit CBS sitcom, is denying a claim brought by the actor's former talent agency that Nayyar owes the company $100,000 in commissions for his "Big Bang Theory" role.
"We have not yet seen a copy of the lawsuit, but we believe our client has acted lawfully," Nayyar's lawyer, Roger S. Haber, told TheWrap in a statement. "We will respond with a full statement once we have received a copy of the filing."
As reported by TMZ on Monday, the Diverse Talent Group filed suit against the actor in Los Angeles Superior Court last week. According to the agency's suit, Nayyar paid his commission faithfully after landing the acting gig in 2007, but stopped making payments in September 2011. The suit alleges that Diverse is owed in excess of $100,000.
Nayyar is now represented by Innovative Artists.