Snipes Sued By Former Agency
Hollywood star WESLEY SNIPES is being sued by his former talent agency, who insist they are owed back commissions on movies including 2004 release BLADE: TRINITY. In a suit filed yesterday (31JUL06) at California Superior Court, lawyers for the United Talent Agency claim the actor has been paid at least $13 million (GBP6 million) for the action sequel, paying just $717,000 (GBP385,000) in commission to the company. UTA accuse Snipes of withholding a further $584,000 (GBP313,000) from Blade: Trinity alone, with a further $2 million (GBP1 million) outstanding from three additional movies. A spokesman for UTA refused to comment on the legal spat. Snipes' manager was unavailable for comment.