Christel Khalil accuses her agents of neglect, withholding her money
"Young and the Restless" star Christel Khalil filed a complaint against her talent agency in California Superior Court Tuesday, accusing it of stealing money and failing to send her on auditions — except for the one show she already had a contract for.
In the filing, Khalil says her agents, Mavrick Artists Agency, have repeatedly failed to uphold their end of the representation contract. She charges that during a very busy pilot season this year, she was only sent out on two auditions for series regular roles. She was not sent on any commercial auditions.
Khalil accuses the defendants of intentionally not paying her for a guest spot on "2 Broke Girls." The complaint also alleges the agency essentially stole money from the actress above its 10 percent commission.
Perhaps most egregiously however, Mavrick Artists Agency allegedly sent Khalil out to audition for a role on her own show, "Young and the Restless," which "collectively embarrassed, if not mortified" the actress. She has four times been nominated for an Emmy in that role, once winning for the role of Lily Winters Ashby.
At the time, Khalil was still in a contract role on the soap opera where she had been for 10 years, according to the documents. This, the plaintiff argues, proves how neglectful the agency has been with her career.
Khalil's attorneys say that the agency is in breach of contract. However, the defendants have denied termination of their contract.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.