Taye Diggs Accused of Stiffing His Ex-Manager on ‘All American’ Money in New Lawsuit

Management company says actor has failed to pay “substantial sums”

Taye Diggs has been hit with a lawsuit by a management company that says the actor owes them big for commissions on a number of projects, including The CW series “All American,” according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Authentic Talent and Literary Management [ATLM} says that Diggs has displayed a “wrongful failure and refusal” to pay the agency “substantial sums of money owed to Plaintiff in connection with its management services to Taye Diggs and Diggs’ compensation from television and other projects — including the successful CW show ‘All American’ (for which Diggs is lucratively compensated).

The suit adds that the management company has “made repeated efforts to obtain payment from Diggs,” to no avail.

According to the suit, Diggs and ATLM entered into an agreement for management services in June 2015, with Diggs agreeing to pay “a fee equal to 10 percent of all gross moneys received by Diggs from any and all entertainment industry employment obtained while Plaintiff was employed as his management companies.”

Diggs terminated their relationship in July 2018, the suit says. In addition to commissions from “All American,” the suit alleges, the company is owed commissions for “Beauty and the Beast,” “Crossovers,” “25 Words or Less” and a number of endorsement deals.

TheWrap has reached out to Diggs’ publicist for comment on the suit.

Alleging breach of oral contract, the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.